pdf version Mo 4/11/16 Hi Everyone! The vast majority of the grunt work—legal research, workshops and surveys—to upgrade our democratic process has been completed. Now IT’S TIME TO ACT! This is your invitation to work with me in doing so. Here’s The Plan of Action 2016 in a nutshell Proposed Constitutional Amendment No. 1: Workshop and survey participants indicated the following proposed constitutional amendment would make the single BIGGEST difference: No. 1 Campaign finance reform – ... read more

Remember being told that we Americans lived in a democracy and that meant WE THE PEOPLE were in charge? So what happened? Well, we’ve all forgotten that if we don’t like the way our political process is going, it’s up to WE THE PEOPLE to change the rulebook (our U.S. Constitution)—and we’re here to help you with that. That’s what we do. We’re The People’s Convention. We’re a neutral, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization and we’re using modern technology to give every American ... read more

Th 3/31/16 The KISS of Democracy & Here’s What Will Make the BIGGEST Difference 1. The goal of The People’s Convention is to Provide every American with the opportunity to participate in strengthening their democratic process, and Make the BIGGEST difference in the SHORTEST time with the LEAST effort 2. To accomplish this, the first question in our surveys and workshops has been: “What do you think would make the BIGGEST difference in upgrading and strengthening, or restoring your trus... read more

Sa 3/26/16 Hi Everyone! It’s been quite a while since you’ve heard from me. Here’s an update on what’s been happening. 1. Workshops – Approximately twenty workshops (mini-conventions) have been held—and I’ve learned a ton. BTW, if you’d like to have workshop, give me a buzz and we’ll see what we can do. 2. Lessons Learned – Thank god for my training by Landmark Education. It’s been remarkably easy (1) Bringing Americans together respectfully from across the political spectr... read more

Next Steps 5/10/15 – Some exciting things are coming down the road. (1) You may click here to receive your 50% discount on “Your Passport to a GREAT Democracy” – $10.  You’ll like it! (2) Since some will not be able to attend a workshop or a convention, I’ll begin sharing key information from our workshops here.   (3) We expect our federal IRC 501(c)(3) tax exempt status to be approved shortly—and then we’ll begin seeking financial pledges to underwrite our ... read more

Based on our experience, the vast majority of Americans from across the political spectrum AGREE on many more things that what would make the biggest difference in strengthening our American democracy than they disagree on. For example, our most recent workshop was sponsored by Great Decisions, which is the Sedona, Arizona chapter of the American Foreign Policy Association, and the participants were generally older, more female, and leaned more left politically than the general population. When... read more

Here are our survey results to date (10/7/14). If you haven’t voted on each topic already, please vote now. Thank you!! Voting FOR the proposed SAMPLE amendment: Topic (in alphabetical order): Balanced budget                       69% Campaign finance                    98% Climate disruption                   77% Corporate reform                     86% Ethics in government              77% Honesty in policymaking        94% Lobby... read more

67-92% of Americans polled want the government to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions that are destabilizing the atmosphere and disrupting the climate worldwide. The science and the acknowledgement by the major emitters is overwhelming. (See more) When Congress fails to act, our nation’s founders provided we the people with the constitutional right to step in, amend the constitution, and re-direct Congress. To begin that process, please VOTE on the following SAMPLE proposed amendment to the co... read more

75% of Americans polled want a balanced federal budget. One compelling reason is it seems undemocratic for one generation of Americans to impose debt on future generations of Americans that had no say whatsoever in incurring that debt. A balanced budget is also among the Top 6 reforms our workshop participants and online voters said would make the biggest difference in restoring their trust and confidence in our American political process. The key is to design an amendment (1) that balances the ... read more

The heart of The People’s Convention is the local workshop where members of your local community: Come together respectfully from across the political spectrum Align on what would make the biggest difference in strengthening our democracy Explore their options and the constitutional amendment process, and Design proposals likely to be supported by the vast majority of Americans (think 70-75%) You’re invited to . . . Host your own local workshop of The People’s Convention Work personally wi... read more