Yankelovitch Stronger Democracy Program: Tools

The Yankelovich Stronger Democracy Program contributes research, ideas and tools in support of a healthier democracy that better serves all Americans, one in which sound public judgment, meaningful public participation, and responsive public institutions are the norm. 

Text, Talk, Engage

Text, Talk, Engage

Title Text, Talk, Engage (TTE) combines digital technology and face-to-face discussion to inform public policy, stimulate volunteerism or organize new initiatives. It is a proven, cost-effective and efficient means to engage diverse members of a community, which can be applied as a stand-alone strategy or embedded in a larger engagement campaign. Help us test a…

Making Public Participation Legal: Three Minutes at the Microphone

Making Public Participation Legal: Three Minutes at the Microphone

Most of the laws that govern public participation in the U.S. are over thirty years old. They do not match the expectations and capacities of citizens today, they pre-date the Internet, and they do not reflect the lessons learned in the last two decades about how citizens and governments can work together. Increasingly, public administrators…