Can we move the future closer?

The Open Model for Citizen Engagement is a community of individuals passionate about ensuring that every citizen has a voice in policymaking. But wait! There’s more: the core of this community is made up of the developers and vendors that make and sell the technology that drives communication between citizens and elected officials today. [Members]

The gist

Currently, there are all sorts of problems with communication between citizens and their elected officials. When is the last time you received a meaningful response from someone you put in office? When’s the last time you even tried? Of course, there’s more to the story: it’s not all their fault!! Technology has made it possible for us to send them much more mail than they can handle (and to send it a dozen different ways – how confusing!).

What do we do?

Starting with this understanding, the founding members of the Open Model for Citizen Engagement are opening a conversation amongst their peers on what the future will look like, and how to bring it to fruition as soon as possible! And we want you to be part of developing that solution.

Let’s be honest, if everyone that is involved in the communication cycle isn’t part of developing the solution we’re going to miss something – and it may be something important!

Join us

Register on the site right here and we’ll help you get started. Not ready? Check out our documents or working groups to see what we’re doing. If you’re into improving citizen engagement, you’ve found a community.


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  • Keli Yen became a registered member   6 years, 8 months ago · View

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  • David Stern commented on the blog post October Happy Hour   6 years, 8 months ago · View

    Sorry I missed it — hope you had fun. I’ll be there next time!

  • Wayne posted on the forum topic It's broke in the group AvatarWebsite Creation Working Group:   6 years, 8 months ago · View

    It is not intentional on my part, but it is part of the way the activity stream works. Some activities get a little picture and others get a big picture. It should not be this way, but it’s difficult to change. Thanks.

  • Andrew Wright commented on the blog post October Happy Hour   6 years, 8 months ago · View

    Gonna make it… might be slightly late.

  • Wayne commented on the blog post October Happy Hour   6 years, 8 months ago · View

    Yes, I know – an unfortunate overlap! Next month!

  • Wayne commented on the blog post October Happy Hour   6 years, 8 months ago · View

    That’s tomorrow night? I’ve missed it every year I’ve been in DC – thanks, Martha!

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  • Wayne posted an update:   6 years, 8 months ago ·   updated 6 years, 8 months ago · View

    @susannahaaslyons So great to see you on here! Met up with @dstern the other day – it’s great that AmericaSpeaks hired him.

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      Susanna Haas Lyons · 6 years, 8 months ago

      I couldn’t agree more. David is an insightful, pragmatic and strategic thinker on online engagement…

      Looking forward to the conversations in this space Wayne.

  • Wayne wrote a new blog post: Reminder: Happy Hour Tomorrow!   6 years, 8 months ago · View

    Hoping to see everyone tomorrow at our first public citizen engagement happy hour! There will be some new people there and it should be a good time. Here’s the details: Citizen Engagement Happy Hour Tomorrow, Oct 26 at Dupont Circle, DC Details: http://om4ce.org/events/october-happy-hour/ In addition, if you haven’t yet, please help spread the word on the Workshop: Online [...]

  • Susanna Haas Lyons became a registered member   6 years, 8 months ago · View

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  • Lucas Cioffi commented on the blog post October Happy Hour   6 years, 8 months ago · View

    Looking forward to it.

  • Scott Trimble commented on the blog post October Happy Hour   6 years, 8 months ago · View

    I will not be there.

  • Wayne wrote a new blog post: Happy Hour and Workshop   6 years, 8 months ago · View

    So we’ve got some pretty cool events coming up.  You see, it’s time to get serious about citizen engagement! Are you in? October Happy Hour We’re starting a little tradition with monthly happy hours. Come on out and meet other people that are passionate about the future of citizen engagement. Tuesday, October 26, 5:30 – 7:30pm Bar Dupont [...]

  • Lakisha Johnson became a registered member   6 years, 8 months ago · View

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