Who We Are2019-01-18T13:16:23-08:00

BRING CONGRESS HOME.

Make Your Voice Heard.

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. 

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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!

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We are building a network of local communities in every district – communities of 30,000 to 60,000 people – to bring Congress closer to home, so we can effect more change by meeting with each other and with our representatives. These communities are the building block, the foundation piece of the movement — because community is about actually knowing the people you’re dealing with. 

If recent history has taught us anything, it’s that social media and politics are in their infancy. Once we have established a vetting process for knowing who is online, who is actually calling meetings and rallies, who actually has solutions for ideas not tied to some hidden interest – then we will begin the process of joining local, regional and national committees and task forces on issues we are individually passionate and knowledgeable about.

THE CONGRESSIONAL COMMUNITY VISION.

A permanent, flexible structure to let our legislators know what we want.

How do we help Congress succeed?

The average member of Congress represents

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people

meet us in our congressional communities – regularly.

elect someone who will.

forums to influence legislation.

Create a structure bring them closer to the people

Within a district, create manageable communities of about

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people each

BE A PART OF HISTORY.

WE NEED VOLUNTEERS LIKE YOU.

“We must make our choice. We may have democracy, or we may have wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we can’t have both.” –  Justice Louis D. Brandeis

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MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD
Dan CarracinoNational Coordinator
Dan Carracino is an Emmy award-winning documentary filmmaker, whose critically acclaimed film “Bill W.” details the life of Alcoholics Anonymous co-founder Bill Wilson. Moving from filmmaking to civic engagement, Dan founded Congressional Communities, which seeks to help create more effective representation in government by organizing congressional districts into smaller, more engaging communities – 30,000-60,000 people in each one – the size of the original districts.
Marshall JoyDistrict Coordinator
Marshall Joy is a graduate from the University of California, Irvine with a degree in Psychology. He is the current administrator for Congressional Communities social media pages, and serves as first point-of-contact for communities in the Southern California area.

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