Healthy Democracy

  • OR

About Us

Healthy Democracy is a US-based nonpartisan nonprofit that designs and coordinates innovative deliberative democracy programs.

We pioneered the Citizens' Initiative Review process. CIRs bring together groups of randomly selected and demographically representative voters in an intensive four-day, jury-like setting to research the basic facts of initiatives and referenda on the ballot. These citizen panels draft joint statements that provide clear, concise, and accurate information to their fellow voters, removed from campaign messaging and financial influence.

We also bring our experience in dialogue and collaboration to other venues, including a cross-state exchange program bridging Oregon's urban-rural divide.