Together, we bring common sense to American politics in four steps.
1. IDENTIFY ISSUES
Our Members identify solutions with the greatest promise of attracting broad, cross-partisan support.
2. DEVELOP BRIEFS
Our staff develops a thorough policy brief on each issue.
3. WEIGH IN
Each member reviews the brief to which they’ve been randomly assigned and weighs in on the policy questions.
4. SHARE YOUR OWN VIEWS
Each member shares their own views with their members of Congress.
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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
It’s worth taking stock of the significant progress we’ve made in bringing commonsense to Washington. We’ve taken on three issues so far. A common way to express that something is really hard is to say, “That’s like trying to pass an act of Congress.” Yet in these bitter partisan times, we’ve played an important role in passing an act of Congress on two of our issues and are making significant progress on the third.
Together, we’re demonstrating that Americans can come together to identify solutions wise enough to attract support across our divisions and then be a powerful voice championing those solutions in Congress.
We know the challenges we face as a country remain daunting. At CommonSense American, we don’t just complain, we’re effective at doing something about them.