October 2, 2013 · Lessig
I’m serving on the advisory board of the Voice of the People project, which is developing innovative (and scientifically valid) ways to allow “Members of Congress to hear from a representative sample of their constituents on key issues facing Congress.”
The project launches on October 3, at the National Press Club in DC (10am), with an event that will include Michael N. Castle, former Governor and U.S. Representative (R-DE), Byron Dorgan, former U.S. Senator (D-ND), Bill Frenzel, former U.S. Representative (R-MN), and Martin Frost, former U.S. Representative (D-TX).
From the press release:
Americans believe, as did the Founders, that the common sense of the people can help break through polarization and gridlock, find common ground and lead to government that better serves the common good. As public confidence in government has reached historic lows and gridlock continues to engulf Congress, VOP seeks to give “We the People” a greater voice in government decision-making.
Feels like a good time to be experimenting…
(Original post on Tumblr)