A National Citizens' Assembly on Electoral Reform

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There is a way forward on electoral reform that puts the interests of people before politics.

A process we can trust.

We need a National Citizens’ Assembly on Electoral Reform.

What is a Citizens’ Assembly?

A citizens’ assembly is a body of citizens formed to deliberate on an important policy issue. 

Citizens’ assemblies are built on the belief that when given the knowledge, resources and time, citizens can find solutions to complex and challenging issues, including those where politicians have reached an impasse.

Citizens’ assemblies empower citizens to develop in-depth understanding of an issue and to submit their recommendations free of partisan interference and considerations. Recommendations emerging from such a process are likely to be seen as highly legitimate expressions of the popular will.

Why a National Citizens’ Assembly on Electoral Reform?

1. To give citizens a leadership role in electoral reform. 2. Meaningful deliberation by a representative group of citizens, free of partisan interest. 3. To build a consensus that enhances public trust in any decision-making process.

Why Citizens’ Assemblies?

Watch a Tedx Talk by George Zarkadakis, who has participated in a citizens’ assembly, on how citizens’ assemblies can help us strengthen democracy.

 How do Citizens’ Assemblies work?

Watch a video from Scotland’s Citizens’ Assembly on how they worked together to produce recommendations for Scotland’s future.  

 What made the BC Citizens’ Assembly work?

Shoni Field, member of the BC Citizens’ Assembly, shares her personal experience about what made it work so well.