At CommonSense American, our goal is clear: bringing common sense to American politics through a bipartisan focus. With a simple, four-step process, we ensure that every voice, regardless of political leaning, is heard and can make a tangible difference. This is our unique way of addressing significant issues and influencing the decisions that carve our nation’s path.
Members of CommonSense American are eager to share their personal experiences. Through their stories in the accompanying video, you’ll see how our bipartisan approach comes to life. It’s an open invitation to learn directly from them, highlighting the ease and significance of participation. Join us, and be part of a community championing a brighter, more sensible, and united political future!
1. IDENTIFY ISSUES
Our members identify the most meaningful issues ripe for bipartisan action.
2. DEVELOP BRIEFS
Our staff develops a thorough policy brief on each issue.
3. WEIGH IN
Each member reviews the brief and weighs in.
4. ENGAGE CONGRESS
Staff shares the overall results and members share their own views
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Political Affiliation of our Members
With members in all 50 states, our balanced membership reflects the nation both politically and geographically.
WHY IT WORKS
As everyday citizens we’re not nearly as divided left and right as most elected officials. We can give needed political support to Congress’s practical problem solvers.
The Founders’ defense against runaway partisanship is a robust separation of powers. Separation of powers creates an affirmative imperative to find and champion broadly supported solutions. We can do this.
What We've Done
CommonSense Americans are already three-for-three in identifying solutions wise enough to attract support across our divisions and then championing them into law.
- 2020—Our members’ voices helped persuade Congress to end surprise medical billing
- 2021—With our support, Congress made investments in the nation’s physical infrastructure
- 2022—We played our most significant role yet in helping shape and pass legislation securing peaceful transitions of power for generations to come
Play this video to hear how important our work has been from leading senators.
We know that our nation continues to face daunting challenges. At CommonSense American, we don’t just complain, we’re effective at doing something about them.