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Better Democracy Network

BDN is building educational materials, decision tools, and participation opportunities to improve the connection between citizens and their government.

Founded: 2017 by David Cohen

  • Program Area

    Education, Public Service & Civic Engagement
  • Location of Impact

    United States
  • Headquarters Location

    Kirkland, Washington, United States
  • Product Platforms

    Web, Open Source
  • Budget

    $0 to $500,000

BDN is a new nonprofit, developing the Better Democracy Portal https://www.demportal.org. Some of what you'll find browsing around the portal: 1) Open Data Visualizations: Learn what your government is up to. Understand the issues affecting your community. 2) Local Government Outreach: Find out about meetings, surveys, and other opportunities to have your voice heard. 3) Decision Tools: Make the right decision by learning about the background and effects of a proposal, then weighing important arguments. 4) Critical Thinking Exercises: Practice catching illogical arguments on both sides of important issues. 5) More: A collection of action-packed tools, quizzes, surveys, articles, and videos awaits!