TAKE ACTION

OUR THIRD ISSUE IS COMPLETE, SOON WE WILL CHOOSE OUR 4TH ISSUE

Preparing for Step 1

Only members of CommonSense American can weigh in on the policy briefs. If you are not yet a member of CommonSense American, please join. If you’re already a member, you will be assigned a policy brief in the future to review and then share your opinion.

AN AMAZING START

We’ve been overwhelmed by the response from both the American people and Congress.

We recently asked members of CommonSense American to take the first step and help us choose issues.  We had a balanced group share which issues they thought were most promising. We’ve also been especially impressed by how rapidly interest in our briefs and results is growing in Congress. In fact, we played an important role in passing legislation ending surprise medical billing, the very first issue we tackled. Our conviction is stronger than ever that the four-step process will make it easier to pass commonsense solutions in Congress.

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WHAT WE’RE DOING RIGHT NOW

It's time to weigh in.

We’ve picked our issues, we’ve created briefs, and now we need the help of everyday Americans to identify solutions wise enough to attract broad, cross-partisan support.

1. IDENTIFY ISSUES

Our Members identify solutions with the greatest promise of attracting broad, cross-partisan support.

These issues fall into two categories including substantive issues (such as healthcare, the debt and deficit, and immigration) and democratic reform issues (such as election reform and the partisan gerrymandering of congressional districts).

2. DEVELOP BRIEFS

Our staff develops a thorough policy brief on each issue.

These are policy briefs, not position papers.  Our staff doesn’t draw conclusions about what the right answers are, but works hard to make the strongest case for each competing perspective.

3. WEIGH IN

Each member reviews the brief to which they’ve been randomly assigned and weighs in on the policy questions.

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WEIGH IN

4. SHARE YOUR OWN VIEWS

Each member shares their own views with their members of Congress.

We don’t take policy positions as an organization.  Instead, we follow the principle of Loyalty to Conscience.  Each member shares their own views whatever those views are.  This provides a reflection of what Americans–Republicans, Democrats, and independents–think having had a chance to review a non-partisan brief.

HERE IS THE ISSUE WE FOCUSED ON

2021 Briefing

Our Members identified CommonSense Solutions from the competing perspectives presented in the brief.

Ready to Take Action?

Only members of CommonSense American can weigh in on the policy briefs. If you are not yet a member of CommonSense American, please join. If you’re already a member, you will be assigned a policy brief in the future to review and then share your opinion.

Weigh In

Frequently Asked Questions

What will CommonSense American do with member feedback?

We will compile and share our members' feedback with Congress, the public, and the press. On surprise medical billing we conducted over 150 congressional briefings.

How did CommonSense American compile the briefs?

We spoke with think tanks, policy area experts, and elected officials to identify promising policies. Then we spent a significant amount of time reading through hundreds of pages of legislation, research, and commentary in order to distill the substantive components down into a brief.

What are all of the issues that were selected?

Members chose two substantive policy areas: (1) Infrastructure including Broadband and (2) Prescription Drug Prices.

How will members evaluate the specific policy proposal included in the selected issues?

We provide a detailed breakdown of the competing policies and research surrounding them. From there, members will answer survey questions about whether they support or oppose each legislative approach. We also allow members to provide open-ended feedback.

Ready to Take Action?

Only members of CommonSense American can weigh in on the policy briefs. If you are not yet a member of CommonSense American, please join. If you’re already a member, you will be assigned a policy brief in the future to review and then share your opinion.