Special Update: Coalition of Bridge Alliance Members is Working to Improve Congress
Posted by on May 22, 2018 at 3:13 PM
Only 15% of Americans approve of Congress' performance. Americans don't feel like their elected representatives are listening to them and that there is a distinct lack of accountability in Washington, D.C. A coalition of six organizations within the Bridge Alliance is trying to change that by opening up lines of communication between Congress and the general public, as well as increasing transparency in government. Those organizations are the Congressional Management Foundation, the OpenGov Foundation, the Center for Civic Design, the U.S. Association of Former Members of Congress, the Convergence Center for Policy Resolution, and the Project on Government Oversight.
These groups are the focus of Bridge Alliance's third media campaign of 2018. We want to make sure that all Americans know that their voice is important and that there are organizations ready and able to help citizens make their voice heard. As part of this campaign, we have teamed with IVN to create a survey that (1) measures satisfaction with Congress; (2) asks people what should be done to improve Congress' performance; and (3) asks people what kinds of tools / technology they would use to keep Congress accountable.
Please take a minute to fill out the survey and please, please pass it along to your friends and family. We want to make sure that every citizen has the opportunity to voice their opinion as we build toward a better America.
As always, thank you for your support.
"Bridge Alliance is American Democracy 2.0 at its best. It’s a powerful association of more than 85 groups dedicated to every aspect of building a stronger democracy across divisions." Liz Joyner, Executive Director, The Village Square
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