Act: What we do

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Sortition Foundation Services

We campaign for a world free from partisan politicking, where representative random samples of everyday people make decisions in informed and deliberative citizens' assemblies.

 

We help ensure that Citizens' Assemblies are run to the highest possible standards. We help run Citizens' Assemblies by providing selection and stratification services, i.e. we randomly select the broadly representative bunch of people that come to Citizens' Assemblies. Take a look at our brochure, or contact us for more information or to make an appointment to learn more.

Some of our clients have included:

We also campaign for Citizens' Assemblies to become a permanent part of our democracy. Here are some of our reports:

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But who are we? Find out more about the Sortition Foundation, about our staff and directors, or see our latest newsletters and other updates.

Act: What you can do

Here are six easy things you can do right now.

1. BECOME A SORTITION FOUNDATION MEMBER

Become a member and support our work, keep up to date with what we are doing and participate in the important strategic decisions of the Sortition Foundation. Yes, we are a member-run not-for-profit organisation.

Are you in the US? Then contact us to learn about our US Chapter that meets regularly online and in person.

2. SPREAD THE WORD

  • Like us on Facebook and share our posts,
  • Follow us on Twitter
  • Tell us if you know someone that you think would support us.

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3. SIGN THE MANIFESTO calling for a Citizens' House to replace the House of Lords

We are calling for the House of Lords to be replaced with a Citizens' House. You can add your name to the manifesto.

4. GET INFORMED

  • Or more widely about democracy

     

Or check out this list of the Top Ten Best Sortition Videos.

5. BECOME A SORTITION AMBASSADOR

Ready to spread the word in your local area? Want to try to convince your political representatives to tackle a pressing issue through a citizens' assembly or policy jury? Then contact us and join our sortition ambassador programme. You will:

  • Receive one-on-one support and training on how to promote deliberative sortition assemblies,
  • Engage in peer learning with our growing team of ambassadors,
  • Get that warm, fuzzy feeling that you are actively helping make a transformative change in how democracy is done!

Ready to become a sortition ambassador? Then get in touch.

6. VOLUNTEER or DONATE

If you want to become a volunteer and help us in other ways that would be great - we need your help.

And donating will make change happen faster. Thank you!