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February 05, 2005

The Principles Project

Chad over at Democracy for Washington takes note of The Principles Project:

...a four-week online discussion to help create a one-page Statement of Progressive Principles: a clear vision of a just society and a progressive politics. The starting point of our discussion is a draft statement that has been prepared with the assistance of 2020 Democrats' 3,500 members. Its purpose is to start people thinking.

Looks like an attempt to harness the "Wisdom of Crowds" to produce a big-picture vision document.  While I'm skeptical of distributed group wordsmithing exercises, this appears to be an unusually polished and tightly organized effort by a broad coalition of not-the-usual suspects young progressive orgs. 

I like the fact that the focus is on producing a very short document -- couple hundred words.  It will be interesting to see if this bears any fruit, and if the language finds its way into our broader discourse.

Posted by Jon Stahl on February 5, 2005 at 12:09 PM in Policy | Permalink


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