Strengthening Our Nation’s Democracy 2008

An Agenda for Strengthening Our Nation’s Democracy was developed by a diverse group of thinkers, advocates, and academics, who came together during the Summer of 2008, to outline a broad agenda for improving democracy in the United States. The Agenda is comprised of a set of recommendations to strengthen democracy. It was presented to the presidential candidates, lawmakers, government agencies, nonprofit organizations, think tanks, and individual citizens for endorsement.

The Agenda that was produced includes three primary elements:

1. Establish a White House Office on Civic Engagement and Make an Institutional Commitment to Greater Participation

2. Convene National Discussions to Provide Citizens with a Voice in the Policy Making Process and Build Capacity for Greater Participation at All Levels

3. Adopt Policy Reforms for Increasing Participation in Public Life

Click on the report to the right download the recommendations.