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Your contribution will help us reach the whole country with the inspiring story of the Citizens’ Panel and advance toward a National Citizens' Assembly.

If you have any questions or difficulty donating please email us.

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We are a 501(c)4 non-profit corporation, so donations are not tax-deductible. If you would prefer to make a tax-deductible donation you can give to our affiliated 501(c)3 non-profit, the of by for fund.

Our mission is to free America from parties and politicians, and make it so government finally does right by its people.

Our mission is to free America from parties and politicians, and make it so government finally does right by its people.

About

About us

We’re a non-partisan, non-profit working to replace politicians with everyday people. That’s it. We don’t take sides on any issues and we don’t take money with strings attached.

We began as a few regular people who’d had enough of our divisive and dysfunctional politics. We want to see America heal its divide and rise to its challenges. We have different views on substantive issues but we’re united in our conviction that government should be of, by, and for the people.

Our core team

Adam Cronkright

Adam has a decade of experience in this field and is on the Coordinating Committee of Democracy R&D, a network of close to 40 organizations advancing democratic lotteries in 18 countries around the world.

Before dedicating himself to of by for*, Adam co-founded Democracy In Practice, whose work reinventing student government with democratic lotteries was a finalist for the Council of Europe’s 2016 Democracy Innovation Award, and was recently featured on Malcolm Gladwell’s Revisionist History podcast.

Adam also brings to of by for* his on-the-ground experience of having been involved in the Occupy Wall St protests and having witnessed the 2019 popular uprising in Bolivia.

Adam Cronkright

Adam has a decade of experience in this field and is on the Coordinating Committee of Democracy R&D, a network of close to 40 organizations advancing democratic lotteries in 18 countries around the world.

Before dedicating himself to of by for*, Adam co-founded Democracy In Practice, whose work reinventing student government with democratic lotteries was a finalist for the Council of Europe’s 2016 Democracy Innovation Award, and was recently featured on Malcolm Gladwell’s Revisionist History podcast.

Adam also brings to of by for* his on-the-ground experience of having been involved in the Occupy Wall St protests and having witnessed the 2019 popular uprising in Bolivia.

George Zisiadis

George has a decade of experience working as an artist and designer leading complex, interdisciplinary projects.

His large-scale artworks have re-imagined iconic public spaces and moved people of all ages and backgrounds. His work has been featured in TIME, NPR, WIRED, FastCompany, and more.

In 2019, he set aside his art and design practice to study social movements from past to present. Along the way he discovered the transformative promise of democratic lotteries.

George Zisiadis

George has a decade of experience working as an artist and designer leading complex, interdisciplinary projects.

His large-scale public artworks have re-imagined San Francisco’s most iconic public spaces – including Civic Center and Grace Cathedral - and consistently moved people of all ages and backgrounds. His work has been featured in TIME, NPR, WIRED, FastCompany, and more.

In 2019, he set aside his art and design practice to dedicate himself to the study of social movements from past to present.

Our advisors

We’re guided by dozens of accomplished specialists in different fields, who bring diverse perspectives and expertise to our work.

Jane Mansbridge
Democratic Theorist
Harvard Kennedy School
James Fishkin
Director of Stanford's
Center for Deliberative Democracy
Lawrence Lessig
Constitutional Scholar &
Anti-Corruption Campaigner
Debilyn Molineaux
Co-founder & Executive Director
Bridge Alliance
Wendy Willis
Executive Director
Deliberative Democracy Consortium
John Pudner
Executive Director
Take Back Our Republic

David Schechter – Democracy R&D

Lynn Carson – newDemocracy Foundation

Yves Dejaeghere – G1000

Chris Ellis – MASS LBP

Terry Bouricius – Vermont House of Representatives (formerly)

Hélène Landemore – Yale University

Brett Hennig – Sortition Foundation

Marcin Gerwin – PhD & Citizens’ Assembly Practitioner

Manuel Arriaga – Fórum dos Cidadãos

Liz Berry Pol.is

Jay Costa – Voters’ Right to Know

Perry Rosenstein – Hustle

Patrick Chalmers – All Hands On

Renn Vara – SNP Communications

Michael Pappas – San Francisco Interfaith Council

Jamie Kelsey-Fry – Extinction Rebellion & New Internationalist

Oscar Olivera – Fundación Abril

Sally Morton – Sunrise Movement

Douglas Atkin – Airbnb & Purpose

Chelsea Robinson – Generation Zero

Rahmin Sarabi – Commonweal

Micah Daigle – Students for Sensible Drug Policy

Our partners

of by for* is an active member of Democracy R&D, an international network of organizations (see map) and individuals working with Citizens’ Panels and other similar processes.

Contact

Contact us

Our mission is to free America from parties and politicians, and make it so government finally does right by its people.

Our mission is to free America from parties and politicians, and make it so government finally does right by its people.

About

About us

We’re a non-partisan, non-profit working to replace politicians with everyday people. That’s it. We don’t take sides on any issues and we don’t take money with strings attached.

We began as a few regular people who’d had enough of our divisive and dysfunctional politics. We want to see America heal its divide and rise to its challenges. We have different views on substantive issues but we’re united in our conviction that government should be of, by, and for the people.

Our core team

Adam Cronkright

Adam has a decade of experience in this field and is on the Coordinating Committee of Democracy R&D, a network of close to 40 organizations advancing democratic lotteries in 18 countries around the world.

Before dedicating himself to of by for*, Adam co-founded Democracy In Practice, whose work reinventing student government with democratic lotteries was a finalist for the Council of Europe’s 2016 Democracy Innovation Award, and was recently featured on Malcolm Gladwell’s Revisionist History podcast.

Adam also brings to of by for* his on-the-ground experience of having been involved in the Occupy Wall St protests and having witnessed the 2019 popular uprising in Bolivia.

Adam Cronkright

Adam has a decade of experience in this field and is on the Coordinating Committee of Democracy R&D, a network of close to 40 organizations advancing democratic lotteries in 18 countries around the world.

Before dedicating himself to of by for*, Adam co-founded Democracy In Practice, whose work reinventing student government with democratic lotteries was a finalist for the Council of Europe’s 2016 Democracy Innovation Award, and was recently featured on Malcolm Gladwell’s Revisionist History podcast.

Adam also brings to of by for* his on-the-ground experience of having been involved in the Occupy Wall St protests and having witnessed the 2019 popular uprising in Bolivia.

George Zisiadis

George has a decade of experience working as an artist and designer leading complex, interdisciplinary projects.

His large-scale artworks have re-imagined iconic public spaces and moved people of all ages and backgrounds. His work has been featured in TIME, NPR, WIRED, FastCompany, and more.

In 2019, he set aside his art and design practice to study social movements from past to present. Along the way he discovered the transformative promise of democratic lotteries.

George Zisiadis

George has a decade of experience working as an artist and designer leading complex, interdisciplinary projects.

His large-scale public artworks have re-imagined San Francisco’s most iconic public spaces – including Civic Center and Grace Cathedral - and consistently moved people of all ages and backgrounds. His work has been featured in TIME, NPR, WIRED, FastCompany, and more.

In 2019, he set aside his art and design practice to dedicate himself to the study of social movements from past to present.

Our advisors

We’re guided by dozens of accomplished specialists in different fields, who bring diverse perspectives and expertise to our work.

Jane Mansbridge
Democratic Theorist
Harvard Kennedy School
James Fishkin
Director of Stanford's
Center for Deliberative Democracy
Lawrence Lessig
Constitutional Scholar &
Anti-Corruption Campaigner
Debilyn Molineaux
Co-founder & Executive Director
Bridge Alliance
Wendy Willis
Executive Director
Deliberative Democracy Consortium
John Pudner
Executive Director
Take Back Our Republic

David Schechter – Democracy R&D

Lynn Carson – newDemocracy Foundation

Yves Dejaeghere – G1000

Chris Ellis – MASS LBP

Terry Bouricius – Vermont House of Representatives (formerly)

Hélène Landemore – Yale University

Brett Hennig – Sortition Foundation

Marcin Gerwin – PhD & Citizens’ Assembly Practitioner

Manuel Arriaga – Fórum dos Cidadãos

Liz Berry Pol.is

Jay Costa – Voters’ Right to Know

Perry Rosenstein – Hustle

Patrick Chalmers – All Hands On

Renn Vara – SNP Communications

Michael Pappas – San Francisco Interfaith Council

Jamie Kelsey-Fry – Extinction Rebellion & New Internationalist

Oscar Olivera – Fundación Abril

Sally Morton – Sunrise Movement

Douglas Atkin – Airbnb & Purpose

Chelsea Robinson – Generation Zero

Rahmin Sarabi – Commonweal

Micah Daigle – Students for Sensible Drug Policy

Our partners

of by for* is an active member of Democracy R&D, an international network of organizations (see map) and individuals working with Citizens’ Panels and other similar processes.

Contact

Contact us

Our mission is to free America from parties and politicians, and make it so government finally does right by its people.

Our mission is to free America from parties and politicians, and make it so government finally does right by its people.

About

About us

We’re a non-partisan, non-profit working to replace politicians with everyday people. That’s it. We don’t take sides on any issues and we don’t take money with strings attached.

We began as a few regular people who’d had enough of our divisive and dysfunctional politics. We want to see America heal its divide and rise to its challenges. We have different views on substantive issues but we’re united in our conviction that government should be of, by, and for the people.

Our core team

Adam Cronkright

Adam has a decade of experience in this field and is on the Coordinating Committee of Democracy R&D, a network of close to 40 organizations advancing democratic lotteries in 18 countries around the world.

Before dedicating himself to of by for*, Adam co-founded Democracy In Practice, whose work reinventing student government with democratic lotteries was a finalist for the Council of Europe’s 2016 Democracy Innovation Award, and was recently featured on Malcolm Gladwell’s Revisionist History podcast.

Adam also brings to of by for* his on-the-ground experience of having been involved in the Occupy Wall St protests and having witnessed the 2019 popular uprising in Bolivia.

Adam Cronkright

Adam has a decade of experience in this field and is on the Coordinating Committee of Democracy R&D, a network of close to 40 organizations advancing democratic lotteries in 18 countries around the world.

Before dedicating himself to of by for*, Adam co-founded Democracy In Practice, whose work reinventing student government with democratic lotteries was a finalist for the Council of Europe’s 2016 Democracy Innovation Award, and was recently featured on Malcolm Gladwell’s Revisionist History podcast.

Adam also brings to of by for* his on-the-ground experience of having been involved in the Occupy Wall St protests and having witnessed the 2019 popular uprising in Bolivia.

George Zisiadis

George has a decade of experience working as an artist and designer leading complex, interdisciplinary projects.

His large-scale artworks have re-imagined iconic public spaces and moved people of all ages and backgrounds. His work has been featured in TIME, NPR, WIRED, FastCompany, and more.

In 2019, he set aside his art and design practice to study social movements from past to present. Along the way he discovered the transformative promise of democratic lotteries.

George Zisiadis

George has a decade of experience working as an artist and designer leading complex, interdisciplinary projects.

His large-scale public artworks have re-imagined San Francisco’s most iconic public spaces – including Civic Center and Grace Cathedral - and consistently moved people of all ages and backgrounds. His work has been featured in TIME, NPR, WIRED, FastCompany, and more.

In 2019, he set aside his art and design practice to dedicate himself to the study of social movements from past to present.

Our advisors

We’re guided by dozens of accomplished specialists in different fields, who bring diverse perspectives and expertise to our work.

Jane Mansbridge
Democratic Theorist
Harvard Kennedy School
James Fishkin
Director of Stanford's
Center for Deliberative Democracy
Lawrence Lessig
Constitutional Scholar &
Anti-Corruption Campaigner
Debilyn Molineaux
Co-founder & Executive Director
Bridge Alliance
Wendy Willis
Executive Director
Deliberative Democracy Consortium
John Pudner
Executive Director
Take Back Our Republic

David Schechter – Democracy R&D

Lynn Carson – newDemocracy Foundation

Yves Dejaeghere – G1000

Chris Ellis – MASS LBP

Terry Bouricius – Vermont House of Representatives (formerly)

Hélène Landemore – Yale University

Brett Hennig – Sortition Foundation

Marcin Gerwin – PhD & Citizens’ Assembly Practitioner

Manuel Arriaga – Fórum dos Cidadãos

Liz Berry Pol.is

Jay Costa – Voters’ Right to Know

Perry Rosenstein – Hustle

Patrick Chalmers – All Hands On

Renn Vara – SNP Communications

Michael Pappas – San Francisco Interfaith Council

Jamie Kelsey-Fry – Extinction Rebellion & New Internationalist

Oscar Olivera – Fundación Abril

Sally Morton – Sunrise Movement

Douglas Atkin – Airbnb & Purpose

Chelsea Robinson – Generation Zero

Rahmin Sarabi – Commonweal

Micah Daigle – Students for Sensible Drug Policy

Our partners

of by for* is an active member of Democracy R&D, an international network of organizations (see map) and individuals working with Citizens’ Panels and other similar processes.

Contact

Contact us

Our mission is to free America from parties and politicians, and make it so government finally does right by its people.

Our mission is to free America from parties and politicians, and make it so government finally does right by its people.

About

About us

We’re a non-partisan, non-profit working to replace politicians with everyday people. That’s it. We don’t take sides on any issues and we don’t take money with strings attached.

We began as a few regular people who’d had enough of our divisive and dysfunctional politics. We want to see America heal its divide and rise to its challenges. We have different views on substantive issues but we’re united in our conviction that government should be of, by, and for the people.

Our core team

Adam Cronkright

Adam has a decade of experience in this field and is on the Coordinating Committee of Democracy R&D, a network of close to 40 organizations advancing democratic lotteries in 18 countries around the world.

Before dedicating himself to of by for*, Adam co-founded Democracy In Practice, whose work reinventing student government with democratic lotteries was a finalist for the Council of Europe’s 2016 Democracy Innovation Award, and was recently featured on Malcolm Gladwell’s Revisionist History podcast.

Adam also brings to of by for* his on-the-ground experience of having been involved in the Occupy Wall St protests and having witnessed the 2019 popular uprising in Bolivia.

Adam Cronkright

Adam has a decade of experience in this field and is on the Coordinating Committee of Democracy R&D, a network of close to 40 organizations advancing democratic lotteries in 18 countries around the world.

Before dedicating himself to of by for*, Adam co-founded Democracy In Practice, whose work reinventing student government with democratic lotteries was a finalist for the Council of Europe’s 2016 Democracy Innovation Award, and was recently featured on Malcolm Gladwell’s Revisionist History podcast.

Adam also brings to of by for* his on-the-ground experience of having been involved in the Occupy Wall St protests and having witnessed the 2019 popular uprising in Bolivia.

George Zisiadis

George has a decade of experience working as an artist and designer leading complex, interdisciplinary projects.

His large-scale artworks have re-imagined iconic public spaces and moved people of all ages and backgrounds. His work has been featured in TIME, NPR, WIRED, FastCompany, and more.

In 2019, he set aside his art and design practice to study social movements from past to present. Along the way he discovered the transformative promise of democratic lotteries.

George Zisiadis

George has a decade of experience working as an artist and designer leading complex, interdisciplinary projects.

His large-scale public artworks have re-imagined San Francisco’s most iconic public spaces – including Civic Center and Grace Cathedral - and consistently moved people of all ages and backgrounds. His work has been featured in TIME, NPR, WIRED, FastCompany, and more.

In 2019, he set aside his art and design practice to dedicate himself to the study of social movements from past to present.

Our advisors

We’re guided by dozens of accomplished specialists in different fields, who bring diverse perspectives and expertise to our work.

Jane Mansbridge
Democratic Theorist
Harvard Kennedy School
James Fishkin
Director of Stanford's
Center for Deliberative Democracy
Lawrence Lessig
Constitutional Scholar &
Anti-Corruption Campaigner
Debilyn Molineaux
Co-founder & Executive Director
Bridge Alliance
Wendy Willis
Executive Director
Deliberative Democracy Consortium
John Pudner
Executive Director
Take Back Our Republic

David Schechter – Democracy R&D

Lynn Carson – newDemocracy Foundation

Yves Dejaeghere – G1000

Chris Ellis – MASS LBP

Terry Bouricius – Vermont House of Representatives (formerly)

Hélène Landemore – Yale University

Brett Hennig – Sortition Foundation

Marcin Gerwin – PhD & Citizens’ Assembly Practitioner

Manuel Arriaga – Fórum dos Cidadãos

Liz Berry Pol.is

Jay Costa – Voters’ Right to Know

Perry Rosenstein – Hustle

Patrick Chalmers – All Hands On

Renn Vara – SNP Communications

Michael Pappas – San Francisco Interfaith Council

Jamie Kelsey-Fry – Extinction Rebellion & New Internationalist

Oscar Olivera – Fundación Abril

Sally Morton – Sunrise Movement

Douglas Atkin – Airbnb & Purpose

Chelsea Robinson – Generation Zero

Rahmin Sarabi – Commonweal

Micah Daigle – Students for Sensible Drug Policy

Our partners

of by for* is an active member of Democracy R&D, an international network of organizations (see map) and individuals working with Citizens’ Panels and other similar processes.

Contact

Contact us