How We Work

At Jefferson Action, our mission is to bring the informed voice of the people back into politics — and to make sure the politicians are listening. Over the years, we’ve perfected a simple yet remarkably powerful method for accomplishing this: the Citizens Election Forum. We bring together a randomly selected group of everyday citizens and work to inform them on all sides of an issue. Then the people decide the best course of action to address the issue.

How We Work

This process offers two great advantages. First, our panels of ordinary people mirror the demographics of the population as a whole and are statistically representative of the public. Second, we bring in experts who represent a wide range of views to fully inform our participants, allowing them to gain a deep understanding of the issues.

These empowered panels of citizens analyze complex problems and confront the politicians to make sure they’re focusing on the important issues – not simply firing attack ads at each other.

Learn more about Citizens Election Forums