Stick to the Subject      an exercise in deliberative democracy

Not a democracy but a federal republic, the United States of America nevertheless uses a democratic process to elect citizen-representatives and officials to public office.

Public institutions control the electoral process, but they do not control the deliberative processes used by voters as they prioritize public issues and choose among candidates.

Described on this website is a multi-part system for regional citizens to publicly analyze and debate their collective concerns, discover areas of consensus, identify bridgeable differences, and discuss compromise.
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