Imagine a company with 700,000 employees. In one department. Imagine a university with 700,000 students. In one class. Imagine a sporting event with 700,000 fans. In one stadium. Unthinkable. Yet this is how we govern ourselves.
It wasn’t supposed to be this way. The Constitution aimed to have one representative for every 30,000-60,000 Americans. They knew the number would grow. Today the number exceeds 700,000. And each district is just one giant unorganized mess.
Without asking Congress to change what they’re doing, Congressional Communities is about changing what we’re doing by creating a flexible structure that will make communication with representatives and each other more frequent and more meaningful.
Our idea is simple, but it is new. And like all new things, people have questions – and ideas to improve it. To learn how to bring a Congressional Community to your town or district, please attend one of our workshops or webinars. Sign up for our Enews to get updates on the latest blog and videos where we explain our ideas for better governance and the progress we’re making!