Citizens' Solutions Guides

Public Agenda’s Citizens’ Solutions Guides are nonpartisan, unbiased resources to help you think through a difficult issue in alternative ways, weighing and evaluating values, priorities, pros, cons and tradeoffs. The Guides can also be used as discussion starters for community and group conversations and in classes. Note that the Citizens’ Solutions Guides are meant to help people start thinking and talking about an issue in productive ways — they are not meant to rigidly restrict thinking or dialogue. The perspectives described are not the only ways of dealing with the problem, nor are the viewpoints mutually exclusive in every respect. You can mix and match from different perspectives, or add additional related ideas.

Resources to learn (and do!) more:

Learn more about the issues, as well as other election day information, at the links below:

ElectNext: Now that you know your priorities and understand the tradeoffs, which candidate matches the policies you want? ElectNext works like eHarmony for elections, matching you to your candidates based on what you believe.

MTV Fantasy Election: Put together a fantasy election team, just as you would football or baseball. Score points by registering to vote, watching debates and supporting candidates with transparent fundraising records and who refrain from political mudslinging.

New York Public Library: Elections 2012 The NYPL blog has a host of resources to help you get ready to vote.

POPVOX: POPVOX bridges the gap between the input the public wants to provide and the information Members of Congress want and need to receive.

Ruckus: A social network for political buffs, Ruckus encourages political engagement by connecting like-minded people around issues so you can take action.

Voice Your Questions on Federal Decision-Making: Through this site, you can find, read, and comment on regulatory issues that are important to you.

Votizen: Find out which of your friends are voters and win their votes for your candidates.

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