Democracy as Community
Healthy Democracy is a nonprofit nonpartisan organization that works to elevate the voice of citizens in their democracy and to improve the quality of public discourse on issues that matter. Healthy Democracy's flagship program, the Citizens' Initiative Review, brings randomly selected and representative panels of citizens together to objectively evaluate ballot measures and give voters information they can trust. Their newest group of programs, Democracy as Community, focuses on the urban-rural divide, working to enhance the ability of Oregonians to hold the tensions inherent in a diverse democratic society in a way that strengthens rather than destroys the civic community. Service led by Robin Teater, Executive Director of Healthy Democracy.
This service is part of our Social Justice Theme for the year of Voting: A Year of Democracy and will include a special collection for Healthy Democracy.