Politicians on all sides of the political spectrum, often with little to offer in the way of constructive solutions to public policy problems, use hot button issues and emotionally appealing slogans to get elected.
It works because we the voters have busy lives, we have little time to research and investigate issues. So we accept what people with whom we feel emotionally comfortable present as solutions.
The Improving Democracy Project seeks to elevate political dialogue by moving beyond emotionally comforting sound bites and slogans. We seek to facilitate gatherings of people with different views to mutually investigate political issues by focusing on testing assertions through inquiry and identifying pertinent quantifiable facts.
We ask members to be willing to tithe their time toward becoming more informed voters, and helping others to become more informed voters.
We are not an advocacy organization, we do not represent any particular political view. Our purpose is to facilitate investigation and contemplation.