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The COVID-19 Citizen Commission

Version 1.0 

 

Reclaiming the Role of the Citizen in the Body Politic

About the COVID-19 Citizen Commission

The COVID-19 Citizen Commission is driven by the belief that it is up to We the People of the United States to actively engage in our government in order to continuously strive to create “a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity”as ordained and established in our constitution.

 
An experiment in citizen engagement motivated by the belief that citizens working together, using reliable information and tools, can be trusted to address the complex problems in their community and nationally.
These are just a few of the many questions we'll explore in the Citizen Commission
 

The James Madison Project is an ambitious, multiyear experiment that seeks to reclaim the centrality of We the People of The United States in public discourse and focus of government policy.

The COVID 19 Pandemic Project is  an initiative of Citizens4Health, a group of committed citizens motivated by the belief that citizen participation will contribute to solutions to the big problems that confront our nation.

01

Why wasn't the U.S. better prepared for the novel coronavirus or COVID-19?

02

Why was the federal response so ineffective in addressing the COVID-19 pandemic?

03

What can we, the people, do to address the COVID-19 pandemic?

  • Develop a timeline for the origin, spread, and response to the COVID 19 pandemic

  • Explore the COVID 19 ecosystem, the various stakeholders, and their interaction 

  • Provide recommendations for meaningful solutions and ways to manifest them that address the entire COVID 19 ecosystem, including medical, political, scientific, public policy, and related challenges

  • Develop a structure, timeline, and mileposts for achieving the recommendations 

Goals of the Commission
 

Absolutely nothing that has happened has been a surprise. We saw it coming. Not only did we see it, we ran the models and the gaming exercises. We had every bit of the structure in place. We’ve been talking about a biohazard risk like this for years. Anyone who says we did not see this coming has their head in the sand, or is lying through their teeth.

James Giordano, a biosecurity expert at Georgetown University Medical Center

FEATURED STAKEHOLDER

MEDIA

Journalism, the Press, and Social Media

Starting November 15, 2020

 

About the Media Stakeholder

What should be the role of the media in facilitating public opinion and dialogue?

How should the media respond to fake news and misinformation? 

The overall goal of the exploration of the media as a stakeholder is to evolve a framework for engaging citizens and facilitating public opinion based on reliable information and recognition of the centrality of the citizen in the body politic.

An experiment in citizen engagement motivated by the belief citizens,  working together,  utilizing reliable information and tools can be trusted to address the complex problems in their community and nationally.

This is version 1.0 (very early stage) of the COVID-19 citizen commission any feedback is greatly appreciated as we develop future versions.  

Media Forum Topics

 

Future Topics

Government

How has the US federal, state and local governments responded to the COVID-19 pandemic? We'll examine how the government and various agencies performed throughout this pandemic, and we'll compare the U.S. response to that of other countries.

Join the COVID-19 Pandemic

Citizen Commission

 

Take part in the experiment in citizen engagement that is  motivated by the belief that a different type of  public dialogue and engagement is necessary to enhance democracy.   

 

Together we will create  a framework for dialogue within the public sphere and evolve a way forward. 

 
 

Join the  COVID 19 Pandemic

Citizen Commission Version 1.0 

 

Take part in the experiment in citizen engagement that is  motivated by the belief that a different type of  public dialogue and engagement is necessary to enhance democracy.   

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