Are you fed up with:
- Constant deadlock between political parties?
- A government that typically represents a privileged few?
- Persistent inaction on matters of urgent concern?
Join us if you think there must be a better way!
We believe that a broad cross-section of everyday Americans selected to serve for limited terms or purposes would do a better job of running the country than career politicians beholden to donors and special interests. Everyday people from all walks of life would be chosen by democratic lottery, like a jury for trial. We believe that such a change would transform decision making in the United States.
Career politicians are more interested in beating the other side to gain power or wealth. They spend more time appearing on TV, wooing donors, doing backroom deals,, and entertaining lobbyists than actually looking at problems from all points of view to find the best solutions for all of us.
Sortition—the act of choosing decision-makers via democratic lottery—is the way to get everyday people inside decision-making bodies from school boards to Congress. Such groups of citizens can spend ALL their energy on learning the facts, listening to stakeholders and experts, and making the right choices for everyday people. Choices that you would make if you were picked. Our beloved jury system works in the same way.
We are the United States Chapter of the Sortition Foundation. We campaign for a world free from partisan politicking, where everyday people make decisions in an informed, deliberative, and fair environment for the benefit of all.
Want to get involved? It all starts by becoming a member of the Sortition Foundation US Chapter!