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ABOUT

  • Citizen Now is the next phase of a very important project.

    Between August 2010 and March 2011, a working group of some 50 citizens engaged a geographically diverse national sample of nearly 2,000 fellow citizens in a conversation about their visions for a democracy movement for the United States.

    The result was a series of draft Guiding Statements – statements of Core Ideals, Purpose and Public Goals – designed to anchor such
    a movement, by helping We-the-People-oriented organizations, communities and coalitions to bring citizens together under
    a shared vision.

    You can learn more about
    the founding history of
    this project here.

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    In January 2012, the draft Statements were completed and published under a non-commercial Creative Commons license – and also were provisioned with their own wiki.

    These tools provide two pathways for individuals and groups who wish to use the Statements to grow a U.S. democracy movement:

    1
    Groups are invited to
    adopt, or adapt, any or all
    of the originally published Statements, so long as they attribute the Statements using the Creative Commons protocol.

    A pdf of the Statements is
    available here.

    2
    Individuals and groups
    are invited to use the wiki
    as a collaborative space within which to further develop the Statements as a unified series of Statements and thus to build the spirit of community that is essential to a lasting movement.

    The Citizen Now wiki is here.

JANUARY 2012 STATEMENTS

  • Download a pdf here.

WIKI

  • Collaborate with others
    to further develop the Statements here.

FACEBOOK

  • "Like" the Facebook community page here.

    And recommend this site to your Facebook friends.

CONTACT

PERMISSIONS

  • Creative Commons License

    All content on this site, including the January 2012 Statements ("Draft Guiding Statements for a Community Convening a Democracy Movement for the United States," by the Principles and Purpose Working Group) is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

    For the January 2012 Statements, the correct citation for attribution is:

    "Consensus-developed
    and produced by the Principles and Purpose Working Group, and originally published by the Group at CitizenNow.org."

    In digital environments, "CitizenNow.org" is to be hyperlinked.

    Requests for permissions beyond the scope of this license should be made
    via the email contact at CitizenNow.org.

    Except for the January 2012 Statements, and unless otherwise noted, this site
    and all posts are created and written by John Lumea.

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    CITIZEN NOW
    Open-source visioning for a U.S. democracy movement