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Concerned about where the country is heading? You're not alone. Join others who care about what's happening to democracy, equality, human rights, social justice, sustainability, and other important topics. It's ok if you've never been to a protest, march, or town hall -- start here. You really can make a difference.

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- Join this group now
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- Discuss your own Meetup ideas in the group conversation

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Upcoming events (5)

Citizen Assembly – deliberative, participative democracy (Introductory Meeting)

Philosophy – Social Issues – Economics – Environment – Foreign Policy Welcome to the Democratic rEvolution! * Our process is tremendously effective, but it is new, different, and requires patience and discipline. Please read this whole description. ** If this is your first meeting, do not be more than 15 minutes late (so we can filter out trolls). This is a session of real citizen democracy. We take turns presenting various ideas to one another for how to improve our society, and we solicit the support of other citizens for our ideas. However, what makes this extraordinary is our technology. In our Citizen Assemblies we use the Egora networking platform, “The Worldwide Stock-Market of Ideas”. Egora enables everyone to 1) develop their own political philosophy out of various ideas, 2) determine which ideas are most strongly supported by the people, and 3) use a simple algorithm to find the true representatives of the public will (and elect them into public office). Video presentation of Egora: https://youtu.be/db5nIJVQ-3U Keep in mind that this event is part of a much larger process – it is a continuing series of events. You can jump in at any point, but consider your first meeting as preparation for the next meeting. Once you are familiar with how we work, we will be more than happy to have you take the lead on a topic of your choice. (FYI, we usually start with the Universal Basic Income as an introductory topic, with speakers for and against.) Lastly, our meetings are always open to everyone from around the world. As it turns out, we––the people––are all on the same team, and we are stronger when working together! ;-) *Citizen Assembly Opening Notes* 1) We maintain the right to freedom of speech. This does not include hate speech or threats of violence. Time limits may be imposed. Be ready to hear opposing opinions. 2) Be mindful of everyone’s time. You will have more than one chance to speak. We take turns speaking one person at a time. We do not interrupt, except for quick interjections, and we let each other finish speaking. Raise your hand to be recognized to speak. 3) Focus on advancing your best ideas, not on winning every argument. Be strategic. We encourage side conversations in the chat to settle points not relevant to the group. Use the chat! 4) Make connections with other participants. This meeting is a part of an ongoing process, which continues outside of the official meetings. Connect with people to prepare for the next meeting. 5) We are here to do politics, not to talk about politicians doing politics. This is a citizen lobbying session, not a citizen commenting session. 6) Criticism is cheap; what we want is better ideas. An imperfect idea always beats no idea. If you think your idea is worth saying but not worth your time to write it down in advance, it is not worth our time to listen to it either. 7) As individuals we are partial; as a group we are impartial. We are here to develop our own philosophies and to assist one another in doing so. We never vote on any ideas as a group because the measurement of support is done with Egora (Egora-ILP.org). 8) We follow a specific format. We present an idea; we gauge the agreement with that idea; we gauge the support for that idea within Egora; we allow for clarification and dissent; we make time for solicitation of support for that idea; we move on to the next idea. 9) This community is what you make it. You have the power here, and you have the responsibility that comes with that power. If you don’t like the topics, that is your fault. Bring us better ideas. Speak up! 10) We need leaders. We need people who will take charge and organize more meetings. You can promote those meetings here, including breakout sessions. We have many opportunities for you to apply and develop your leadership skills. We will help you. We are here to empower one another! 11) Help us grow. The most important part of promoting democracy is practicing it yourself regularly...

Citizen Assembly – deliberative, participative democracy (Introductory Meeting)

Philosophy – Social Issues – Economics – Environment – Foreign Policy Welcome to the Democratic rEvolution! * Our process is tremendously effective, but it is new, different, and requires patience and discipline. Please read this whole description. ** If this is your first meeting, do not be more than 15 minutes late (so we can filter out trolls). This is a session of real citizen democracy. We take turns presenting various ideas to one another for how to improve our society, and we solicit the support of other citizens for our ideas. However, what makes this extraordinary is our technology. In our Citizen Assemblies we use the Egora networking platform, “The Worldwide Stock-Market of Ideas”. Egora enables everyone to 1) develop their own political philosophy out of various ideas, 2) determine which ideas are most strongly supported by the people, and 3) use a simple algorithm to find the true representatives of the public will (and elect them into public office). Video presentation of Egora: https://youtu.be/db5nIJVQ-3U Keep in mind that this event is part of a much larger process – it is a continuing series of events. You can jump in at any point, but consider your first meeting as preparation for the next meeting. Once you are familiar with how we work, we will be more than happy to have you take the lead on a topic of your choice. (FYI, we usually start with the Universal Basic Income as an introductory topic, with speakers for and against.) Lastly, our meetings are always open to everyone from around the world. As it turns out, we––the people––are all on the same team, and we are stronger when working together! ;-) *Citizen Assembly Opening Notes* 1) We maintain the right to freedom of speech. This does not include hate speech or threats of violence. Time limits may be imposed. Be ready to hear opposing opinions. 2) Be mindful of everyone’s time. You will have more than one chance to speak. We take turns speaking one person at a time. We do not interrupt, except for quick interjections, and we let each other finish speaking. Raise your hand to be recognized to speak. 3) Focus on advancing your best ideas, not on winning every argument. Be strategic. We encourage side conversations in the chat to settle points not relevant to the group. Use the chat! 4) Make connections with other participants. This meeting is a part of an ongoing process, which continues outside of the official meetings. Connect with people to prepare for the next meeting. 5) We are here to do politics, not to talk about politicians doing politics. This is a citizen lobbying session, not a citizen commenting session. 6) Criticism is cheap; what we want is better ideas. An imperfect idea always beats no idea. If you think your idea is worth saying but not worth your time to write it down in advance, it is not worth our time to listen to it either. 7) As individuals we are partial; as a group we are impartial. We are here to develop our own philosophies and to assist one another in doing so. We never vote on any ideas as a group because the measurement of support is done with Egora (Egora-ILP.org). 8) We follow a specific format. We present an idea; we gauge the agreement with that idea; we gauge the support for that idea within Egora; we allow for clarification and dissent; we make time for solicitation of support for that idea; we move on to the next idea. 9) This community is what you make it. You have the power here, and you have the responsibility that comes with that power. If you don’t like the topics, that is your fault. Bring us better ideas. Speak up! 10) We need leaders. We need people who will take charge and organize more meetings. You can promote those meetings here, including breakout sessions. We have many opportunities for you to apply and develop your leadership skills. We will help you. We are here to empower one another! 11) Help us grow. The most important part of promoting democracy is practicing it yourself regularly...

Citizen Assembly – deliberative, participative democracy (Introductory Meeting)

Philosophy – Social Issues – Economics – Environment – Foreign Policy Welcome to the Democratic rEvolution! * Our process is tremendously effective, but it is new, different, and requires patience and discipline. Please read this whole description. ** If this is your first meeting, do not be more than 15 minutes late (so we can filter out trolls). This is a session of real citizen democracy. We take turns presenting various ideas to one another for how to improve our society, and we solicit the support of other citizens for our ideas. However, what makes this extraordinary is our technology. In our Citizen Assemblies we use the Egora networking platform, “The Worldwide Stock-Market of Ideas”. Egora enables everyone to 1) develop their own political philosophy out of various ideas, 2) determine which ideas are most strongly supported by the people, and 3) use a simple algorithm to find the true representatives of the public will (and elect them into public office). Video presentation of Egora: https://youtu.be/db5nIJVQ-3U Keep in mind that this event is part of a much larger process – it is a continuing series of events. You can jump in at any point, but consider your first meeting as preparation for the next meeting. Once you are familiar with how we work, we will be more than happy to have you take the lead on a topic of your choice. (FYI, we usually start with the Universal Basic Income as an introductory topic, with speakers for and against.) Lastly, our meetings are always open to everyone from around the world. As it turns out, we––the people––are all on the same team, and we are stronger when working together! ;-) *Citizen Assembly Opening Notes* 1) We maintain the right to freedom of speech. This does not include hate speech or threats of violence. Time limits may be imposed. Be ready to hear opposing opinions. 2) Be mindful of everyone’s time. You will have more than one chance to speak. We take turns speaking one person at a time. We do not interrupt, except for quick interjections, and we let each other finish speaking. Raise your hand to be recognized to speak. 3) Focus on advancing your best ideas, not on winning every argument. Be strategic. We encourage side conversations in the chat to settle points not relevant to the group. Use the chat! 4) Make connections with other participants. This meeting is a part of an ongoing process, which continues outside of the official meetings. Connect with people to prepare for the next meeting. 5) We are here to do politics, not to talk about politicians doing politics. This is a citizen lobbying session, not a citizen commenting session. 6) Criticism is cheap; what we want is better ideas. An imperfect idea always beats no idea. If you think your idea is worth saying but not worth your time to write it down in advance, it is not worth our time to listen to it either. 7) As individuals we are partial; as a group we are impartial. We are here to develop our own philosophies and to assist one another in doing so. We never vote on any ideas as a group because the measurement of support is done with Egora (Egora-ILP.org). 8) We follow a specific format. We present an idea; we gauge the agreement with that idea; we gauge the support for that idea within Egora; we allow for clarification and dissent; we make time for solicitation of support for that idea; we move on to the next idea. 9) This community is what you make it. You have the power here, and you have the responsibility that comes with that power. If you don’t like the topics, that is your fault. Bring us better ideas. Speak up! 10) We need leaders. We need people who will take charge and organize more meetings. You can promote those meetings here, including breakout sessions. We have many opportunities for you to apply and develop your leadership skills. We will help you. We are here to empower one another! 11) Help us grow. The most important part of promoting democracy is practicing it yourself regularly...

Women's DC MARCH & San Diego! Fight for RBG's last wish, NO SCOTUS til Jan20!

Women's MARCH in DC and in San Diego! Fight for RBG's last wish! NO SCOTUS appointment until AFTER Jan 20th! Fight the Senate Repugs! In a September 21 Instagram announcement, the group says: “We will march in force on October 17 to send a clear message that we will not allow Trump and the GOP to endanger our lives any longer. This is what we’ve been preparing for, this is why millions of feminists marched on January 21, 2017.” More details as the date nears and WM Organizers get their permits. PEACEFUL protest! Bring signs if you can to let passerbys know what we stand for. No violent/extremist language. Please, spread the word! Send this event to your friends, family, coworkers, etc. Anyone you think might be interested. (NOTE: if you plan on bringing friends/family, meetup will only let you register 5 guests, but you should bring as many people as you can!) REMEMBER: Please wear masks/face coverings!

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