The Growing Democracy Project (GDProject) envisions a national transformative civic educational system. Its job will be to develop legions of highly competent democratic practitioners through experiential training. Literally, a Democracy Corps.
Its ultimate goal is to make democracy the predominant social and political force in our country.
The Growing Democracy Project (GDP) is a cultural and political program
for developing a legion of everyday citizens who can generate enough collective power to make democracy the dominant political force in our country.
If you feel like our current democracy is failing both left, right, and wherever, you can make a difference.
Some of the most important work to be done in our country lies beyond fixing the problems with our current democracy. We need to grow it. To do that well we need a “democracy corps” of everyday citizens.
We have developed a tool to get started …
This is a workbook. It is for imagining and building a long-term project to grow our democracy into the dominant political and social force in our country. It is a beginning point that provides a direction for an ambitious R&D project. It is a tool for lifting that project off the ground, and sending it on its way…
Our Writing Section provides access to articles, blogs, and book reviews done by our Growing Democracy Project staff and associates. In addition, the fellows in our Democracy Learning Labs will be able to post journals of their experiences as they go through their training.. Each Lab group will decide whether they want to do this or not.
What is democracy? Before all else, democracy is a way of living and relating that calls for us to want to hear and understand each other
—especially when there is disagreement or conflict—
in order to think and act together.
Our Podcast section will provide access to a variety of audio and visual material. This will include access to presentations and interviews done by our Growing Democracy Project staff and associates. Much of this material will be available on our Love and Democracy YouTube channel.
Access to outside podcasts involving our staff and associates will also be provided…