Participants in our nonpartisan, issue-neutral workshops and surveys listed term limits among the Top 3 things they think would make the biggest difference in restoring their trust and confidence in our democratic process. And for at least two decades, approximately 75% of Americans polled said they wanted term limits for federal lawmakers. Please vote on the following SAMPLE proposed amendment provided to launch the citizen drafting process.   TL1 – No one shall serve in the U.S. Senate,... read more

Our workshops and surveys place campaign finance reform among the Top 3 things Americans think would make the biggest difference in restoring their trust and confidence in the American democratic process. The following SAMPLE proposed amendment is offered to launch the citizen drafting process. Your input is requested. “CF1—Federal election campaigns shall be funded exclusively, fairly and equally by the public treasury—and no one shall provide private resources to support a candidate.”... read more

Survey results through June 30 are in!  When asked “What do YOU think would make the BIGGEST difference in upgrading and strengthening (or restoring trust and confidence in) our American political process, the Top 3 answers to date are: 1. Campaign finance reform 2. Term limits for members of Congress and the Supreme Court 3. Increased ethical standards for public policymakers These represent 57% of all votes posted online–and are consistent with the results we’ve experienced in the local... read more

I think many people would be surprised by the results of our December 4-5, 2013 workshop on strengthening the American political process. First, the workshop was underwritten by the Sedona Tea Party and held in Sedona, Arizona. The sponsors understood it would be most valuable to have a balance of participants from across the political spectrum and they went to great lengths to invite and include those that typically lean left or middle politically. Second, while the vast majority of participant... read more

Your Invitation to Our Next Workshop: Strengthening the American Political Process If  . . . 1. You’ve had concerns about our American political process, and 2. You’re interested in focusing on the solutions, and 3. You’re willing to work with other Americans from across the political spectrum, THEN OUR NEXT WORKSHOP IS FOR YOU! Mark your calendar for: Part 1: Wednesday, December 4, 545-800 pm, Sedona, Arizona Part 2: Thursday, December 5, 615-830 pm, Sedona, Arizona And thanks to our gen... read more

Our initial workshop was a success!. Lots of opportunities opening up – mostly associated with the right wing of the political spectrum. Come on middle, independent and left wings!!  Here’s the final report. (rev. 18 Sep 2013, B. Henry) 1. Attendance Fifteen people attended the workshop. 2. Political Inclination The participants self-identified their typical political leaning as 40% left 27% middle, and 33% right Participants included some of most influential local residents typical... read more

Hi Everyone!  After years of research, coaching, listening and testing the presentation materials, we’re finally launching The People’s Convention publicly this weekend by conducting the first of what we expect will be dozens of groundbreaking workshops around the United States. With trust and confidence in the democratic process at an all-time low, the goal of the non-partisan workshops is to Bring Americans together from across the political spectrum Have them design proposals addressing ... read more

The first voting results through March 18, 2013 are in! Thanks to those of you who voted! 1. 100% of voters support the current sample proposed constitutional amendments on Campaign Finance Reform Term Limits—Congress and The Supreme Court Ethical Standards for Public Policymakers  2. 88% of voters support the sample proposals on Balanced Budget-Fiscal Responsibility Climate Change  3. To Be Fair This does not represent very many voters There are more voters that self-identify as politically... read more

Historically, every democracy in the world has failed when it lost the trust and confidence of the people. Today, the vast majority of Americans polled don’t trust their federal public policymakers to be honest and ethical—and it doesn’t have to be that way! [1]  We the people have the ability and right to change that. The new Sample Ethical Standards Amendment (ES1) is only 12 words and could result in one of the most significant upgrades in the history of the American democratic proces... read more

The United States, historically the largest emitter of greenhouse gases in the world, remains the ONLY industrialized country in the world that refuses to agree to reduce its emissions—and there remains no foreseeable action by the U.S. Congress. Public surveys now indicate the vast majority of Americans from across the political spectrum overwhelmingly: Believe global warming is happening (88%).[i] Want the federal government to limit greenhouse gas emissions (92%).[ii]  Fortunately, at time... read more