What can we do to improve our democracy?

What can ordinary people can do to improve the democracy in the USA?

We are ordinary people. Most of us are not wealthy, much less tremendously wealthy. We are not elected representatives. We have no special power. We are not famous.

But, generally speaking, we are concerned about the state of the democracy in the US.

What can we do?

Listing in manifesto:
http://minguo.info/usa/manifesto/democracy

Choice Blog entries +10-1I don't know Votes Score
93.75 % Get educated about the issues 0 15 0 1 0 16 14
90.63 % Vote - but only if you know who/what you're voting for 0 14 1 1 0 16 13
84.38 % Public financing of elections 0 13 1 1 1 16 11
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What is the best way to handle the war in Iraq?

What is the best way to handle the war in Iraq?
What is the best way to reconcile and bring together people with differing opinions on this issue?

This poll is now closed. Check the new polls:
What do you think about US involvement in Irak?
What do you think about the US involvement in Afghanistan?

Listing in the Community Manifesto:
http://minguo.info/usa/manifesto/foreign_policy

Choice Blog entries +10-1I don't know Votes Score
81.25 % Pull out, almost immediately. 0 6 1 1 0 8 5
33.33 % Pull out from both Iraq and Afghanistan 0 2 0 0 4 6 -2
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What issue will the most influence your vote for the 2008 elections? (members only)

This poll is the same as the previous one on the same topic, but this one is only open to site members.

What issue will the most influence your vote for the 2008 elections (including during the primaries, should you be able to vote then)?

If all issues are important to you, vote "I like" only for those issues that you think are most important. Vote "I don't like" for those issues that are of no concern to you, or that you feel are much less important.

Choice Blog entries +10-1I don't know Votes Score
100 % Impeachment 0 6 0 0 0 6 6
100 % New, full scale and independent investigation of the 9/11 events 0 6 0 0 0 6 6
100 % The environment in general 5 entries 6 0 0 0 6 6
100 % Global warming / Climate change 0 6 0 0 0 6 6
100 % Withdraw from Iraq 0 6 0 0 0 6 6
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2008 U.S. Presidential Poll (members only)

This is a poll that votes among candidates for the 2008 Presidential election.

It is a copy of the previous one on the same subject, but this one is open only to the site members.

Choice Blog entries +10-1I don't know Votes Score
100 % Barack Obama (D) 2 entries 8 0 0 0 8 8
81.25 % Al Gore (D) 2 entries 5 3 0 0 8 5
75 % Ron Paul (R) 0 4 4 0 0 8 4
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Being a Proxy and choosing a Proxy

Hello,

minguo.info now has a brand new, albeit still basic proxy capability. This feature will be improved over time.

It is recommended that everyone chooses a proxy.

"I would like to be a proxy"

Check your own user account, and follow the link to agree to become a proxy.

Then, post a reply to this forum thread, to announce that you are a proxy. Introduce yourself a little bit so that people looking for a proxy can chose.

How to use this realm to "Promote better voting systems"?

In the poll What would you like to use this site for?, there is a consensus among the (currently very few) active members to use the USA Realm to Promote better voting systems.

On the main site, the documentation about election methods has just been posted (see: http://minguo.info/election_methods), which is already a step in this direction.

What can we, the members, concretely do to further pursue this aim? How can we use the tools available within the USA Realm democratic area to promote better voting systems?

Choice Blog entries +10-1I don't know Votes Score
100 % Create a directory of Politicians promoting better voting systems 6 0 0 0 6 6
100 % Create a directory of policy initiatives to promote better voting systems 6 0 0 0 6 6
94.44 % Create a directory of relevant USA action groups 8 1 0 0 9 8
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What issue will the most influence your vote for the 2008 elections?

What issue will the most influence your vote for the 2008 elections (including during the primaries, should you be able to vote then)?

If all issues are important to you, vote "I like" only for those issues that you think are most important. Vote "I don't like" for those issues that are of no concern to you, or that you feel are much less important.

The members of this site can complete the list with more issues (try to keep the list reasonably short by adding only fairly general topics).

Choice Blog entries +10-1I don't know Votes Score
85.71 % Better Election Method 5 entries 11 2 0 1 14 10
85.29 % Economic Issues 0 12 5 0 0 17 12
76.53 % New, full scale and independent investigation of the 9/11 events 0 35 5 7 2 49 26
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Poll concerning voting systems

I’d like to get your opinion about four new voting system proposals.

There's an article about these methods in the Forum. It's entitled "The Voting Systems in the Voting System Poll".

There's no need to read the article unless you want to. I want your opinion whether you read the article or not. In fact, I mostly want your first impression, the way these voting systems seem to you without reading the article.

Choice Blog entries +10-1I don't know Votes Score
68.42 % Approval (Vote for 1 or more) 1 entry 11 4 2 2 19 7
50 % Emocracy -1,0,1 2 entries 9 1 5 4 19 0
42.11 % MPOA 0 7 2 6 4 19 -3
42.11 % -1,1 1 entry 6 4 5 4 19 -3
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2008 U.S. Presidential Poll

The 2008 poll below is now closed. Please check our series of 2012 polls:

This is a poll that votes among candidates for the 2008 Presidential election.

Choice Blog entries +10-1I don't know Votes Score
56 % Joe Biden (D) 0 36 12 12 15 75 9
52.36 % Barack Obama (D) 2 entries 99 24 64 25 212 10
44.34 % Al Gore 2 entries 80 28 58 46 212 -24
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What would you like to use this site for?

This is a brand new site, and the 'USA realm' of minguo.info is a democratic area, meaning that this realm can be used for any purpose agreed on by the members.

So... what would you like to use this site for?
(You can add more answers)

Choice Blog entries +10-1I don't know Votes Score
100 % Promote democracy (including within the US) 4 entries 15 0 0 0 15 15
100 % Promote better voting systems 1 entry 15 0 0 0 15 15
100 % Let politicians know what we really think on some important topics 0 15 0 0 0 15 15
100 % Draft an "International Manifesto For the Next Generation". 2 entries 10 0 0 0 10 10
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