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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 it with corrupt, divisive, dysfunctional politics. We wanted to see America heal its divide and rise to its challenges. Our growing team now spans the country and the political spectrum. We have different views on substantive issues but we’re united in our conviction that government should be of, by, and for the people.

Co-coordinators

Adam Cronkright

Adam has over a decade of experience in the field, and was on the first Coordinating Committee of Democracy R&D, a network of close to 40 organizations advancing democratic lotteries in 18 countries around the world. Frustrated that this promising vision wasn't reaching people, he has become the leading voice for shifting this field's approach to communication and change.

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* considerable social movement experience.

Adam Cronkright

Adam has over a decade of experience in the field, and was on the first Coordinating Committee of Democracy R&D, a network of close to 40 organizations advancing democratic lotteries in 18 countries around the world. Frustrated that this promising vision wasn't reaching people, he has become the leading voice for shifting this field's approach to communication and change.

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* considerable social movement experience.

George Zisiadis

George built a successful art career by re-imagining iconic public spaces in ways that reached people emotionally. His work was featured in TIME, NPR, WIRED, and FastCompany. But he eventually felt a call to go beyond art and design.

In 2018, he started searching for a way to dedicate his talents to helping turn our troubled country around. He studied social change and social movements from past to present. And along the way, he discovered the transformative promise of democratic lotteries.

George Zisiadis

George built a successful art career by re-imagining iconic public spaces in ways that reached people emotionally. His work was featured in TIME, NPR, WIRED, and FastCompany. But he eventually felt a call to go beyond art and design.

In 2018, he started searching for a way to dedicate his talents to helping turn our troubled country around. He studied social change and social movements from past to present. And along the way, he discovered the transformative promise of democratic lotteries.

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 it with corrupt, divisive, dysfunctional politics. We wanted to see America heal its divide and rise to its challenges. Our growing team now spans the country and the political spectrum. We have different views on substantive issues but we’re united in our conviction that government should be of, by, and for the people.

Co-coordinators

Adam Cronkright

Adam has over a decade of experience in the field, and was on the first Coordinating Committee of Democracy R&D, a network of close to 40 organizations advancing democratic lotteries in 18 countries around the world. Frustrated that this promising vision wasn't reaching people, he has become the leading voice for shifting this field's approach to communication and change.

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* considerable social movement experience.

Adam Cronkright

Adam has over a decade of experience in the field, and was on the first Coordinating Committee of Democracy R&D, a network of close to 40 organizations advancing democratic lotteries in 18 countries around the world. Frustrated that this promising vision wasn't reaching people, he has become the leading voice for shifting this field's approach to communication and change.

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* considerable social movement experience.

George Zisiadis

George built a successful art career by re-imagining iconic public spaces in ways that reached people emotionally. His work was featured in TIME, NPR, WIRED, and FastCompany. But he eventually felt a call to go beyond art and design.

In 2018, he started searching for a way to dedicate his talents to helping turn our troubled country around. He studied social change and social movements from past to present. And along the way, he discovered the transformative promise of democratic lotteries.

George Zisiadis

George built a successful art career by re-imagining iconic public spaces in ways that reached people emotionally. His work was featured in TIME, NPR, WIRED, and FastCompany. But he eventually felt a call to go beyond art and design.

In 2018, he started searching for a way to dedicate his talents to helping turn our troubled country around. He studied social change and social movements from past to present. And along the way, he discovered the transformative promise of democratic lotteries.

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 it with corrupt, divisive, dysfunctional politics. We wanted to see America heal its divide and rise to its challenges. Our growing team now spans the country and the political spectrum. We have different views on substantive issues but we’re united in our conviction that government should be of, by, and for the people.

Co-coordinators

Adam Cronkright

Adam has over a decade of experience in the field, and was on the first Coordinating Committee of Democracy R&D, a network of close to 40 organizations advancing democratic lotteries in 18 countries around the world. Frustrated that this promising vision wasn't reaching people, he has become the leading voice for shifting this field's approach to communication and change.

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* considerable social movement experience.

Adam Cronkright

Adam has over a decade of experience in the field, and was on the first Coordinating Committee of Democracy R&D, a network of close to 40 organizations advancing democratic lotteries in 18 countries around the world. Frustrated that this promising vision wasn't reaching people, he has become the leading voice for shifting this field's approach to communication and change.

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* considerable social movement experience.

George Zisiadis

George built a successful art career by re-imagining iconic public spaces in ways that reached people emotionally. His work was featured in TIME, NPR, WIRED, and FastCompany. But he eventually felt a call to go beyond art and design.

In 2018, he started searching for a way to dedicate his talents to helping turn our troubled country around. He studied social change and social movements from past to present. And along the way, he discovered the transformative promise of democratic lotteries.

George Zisiadis

George built a successful art career by re-imagining iconic public spaces in ways that reached people emotionally. His work was featured in TIME, NPR, WIRED, and FastCompany. But he eventually felt a call to go beyond art and design.

In 2018, he started searching for a way to dedicate his talents to helping turn our troubled country around. He studied social change and social movements from past to present. And along the way, he discovered the transformative promise of democratic lotteries.

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 it with corrupt, divisive, dysfunctional politics. We wanted to see America heal its divide and rise to its challenges. Our growing team now spans the country and the political spectrum. We have different views on substantive issues but we’re united in our conviction that government should be of, by, and for the people.

Co-coordinators

Adam Cronkright

Adam has over a decade of experience in the field, and was on the first Coordinating Committee of Democracy R&D, a network of close to 40 organizations advancing democratic lotteries in 18 countries around the world. Frustrated that this promising vision wasn't reaching people, he has become the leading voice for shifting this field's approach to communication and change.

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* considerable social movement experience.

Adam Cronkright

Adam has over a decade of experience in the field, and was on the first Coordinating Committee of Democracy R&D, a network of close to 40 organizations advancing democratic lotteries in 18 countries around the world. Frustrated that this promising vision wasn't reaching people, he has become the leading voice for shifting this field's approach to communication and change.

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* considerable social movement experience.

George Zisiadis

George built a successful art career by re-imagining iconic public spaces in ways that reached people emotionally. His work was featured in TIME, NPR, WIRED, and FastCompany. But he eventually felt a call to go beyond art and design.

In 2018, he started searching for a way to dedicate his talents to helping turn our troubled country around. He studied social change and social movements from past to present. And along the way, he discovered the transformative promise of democratic lotteries.

George Zisiadis

George built a successful art career by re-imagining iconic public spaces in ways that reached people emotionally. His work was featured in TIME, NPR, WIRED, and FastCompany. But he eventually felt a call to go beyond art and design.

In 2018, he started searching for a way to dedicate his talents to helping turn our troubled country around. He studied social change and social movements from past to present. And along the way, he discovered the transformative promise of democratic lotteries.

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