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3 ways you can have your voice better heard in Congress

Voice of the People founder Steven Kull suggests three ways for Americans to have their voice better heard in Congress through an advisory 'Citizen Cabinet' in every congressional district.

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    Town hall attendees listen to Peter Lee, executive director of Covered California, speak during a community forum on the Affordable Care Act hosted by Sens. Diane Feinstein (D) and Barbara Boxer (D) of California in Long Beach, Calif., Sept. 6.
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Voice of the People is a new nonpartisan organization meant to give greater voice to "we the people." Americans "show an ability to deal with tradeoffs and make the hard choices that Congress finds so difficult," says the nonprofit's founder, Steven Kull. Yet many Americans don't feel they are being heard. Voice of the People seeks to create a "Citizen Cabinet" in every congressional district so that members of Congress have a large, scientifically-selected, representative sample of their constituents. The cabinets can be consulted on current issues and provide a voice that accurately reflects the values and priorities of their district or state.

Mr. Kull suggests these three ways for people to have their voice better heard:

1. Visit Voice of the People (VOP.org) and learn more about the Citizen Cabinet.

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2. Sign the petition asking Congress to create a national Citizen Cabinet.

3. Spread the word about this new way to break through the gridlock in Congress.

– The Editors

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