Civil Arizona Advisory Council
We are currently recruiting members to serve on a Civil Arizona Advisory Council to monitor the fairness and objectivity of each step of our debate process. In addition, Civil Arizona is currently assembling a team of policy researchers and building a network of communication tools to effectively "Involve Arizonans in Policy Decisions".
Civil Nation Guiding Principles
Working Towards a Common Good
Sandra Day O'Conner
happens is the result of the weavings of individual threads from one to
another that creates something."
Civil Arizona helps create a common interest between individuals and groups to work together toward improving the quality of life for all Americans.
Fighting Corporate and Special Interests
voice with corporate and special interest influences."
Civil Arizona builds a level playing field for citizens and corporations to compete in the public marketplace of ideas.
Involving Citizens in Policy Decisions
who are going to be impacted.
Then, once policy is determined, you call on them to help you sell it."
Civil Arizona invites citizen groups to participate in the development of policy alternatives and assists them in promoting their policy preferences.
Promoting Policy Positions
opportunity to promote their positions."
Civil Arizona publishes CIVILUTION newsletters and a CIVILUTION magazine to promote the policy preferences of specific citizen groups.
Encouraging the Best Politics
The best politics is the best government."
Civil Arizona is designed to create the best politics by involving a wide variety of citizen groups in the systematic evaluation of different governmental policy solutions.
Advancing the Cause of Democracy
when all persons alike share in the government to the utmost."
Civil Arizona uses the internet to enable a wide variety of people and organizations to share in the actual development of public policy.
Creating a Mathematical Policy Equation
But to me, our equations are far more important as politics are only a
matter of present concern. A mathematical equation stands forever."
Civil Arizona applies Civil Accounting as a methodology to create a mathematical model capable of quantifying the performance of public policy decisions.
Constructing a New Policy Development Industry
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Civil Arizona combines lobbying, internet communications, public relations and political networking to build a new policy development industry.
Earning a Reputation for Credibility
it. If you think about that you will do things differently."
Civil Arizona is committed to earning a reputation for contributing to the improvement of the quality of America's public policy.
Managing an Innovative and Flexible Organization
Civil Arizona operates as a virtual organization using defined debate procedures
to coordinate defined functions in a individual state division structure.
Opening the Door to Discuss the Undiscussable
Harry S. Truman
of opposition, it has only one way to go, and that is down the path of
increasingly repressive measures."
Civil Arizona enables diverse leaders to present a range of policy alternatives, even the undiscussable alternatives, to be openly evaluated in the court of public opinion.
Building a Foundation for Long Term Success
overcome the problems we face, just the familiar ones: honest search
for understanding, education, organization, action."
Civil Arizona embarks on the continual journey to improve America's political understanding, education, organization and action.
Trusting the American Citizen
have first hand knowledge of the issues."
Civil Arizona offers citizen leaders with first hand knowledge of an issue the opportunity to communicate effectively with their political leaders.
Competing in the Marketplace of Ideas
John F. Kennedy
judge the truth and falsehood in an open market
is a nation that is afraid of its people."
Civil Arizona creates an internet marketplace of ideas where public policy can be evaluated in an open and honest manner.
Engaging the Best and Brightest
punished by being governed by those who are dumber."
Civil Arizona is committed to providing a voice to the policy experts in developing and implementing effective public policy.
Fighting the 24 Hour News Cycle
ability to control the 24 hour news cycle."
Civil Arizona proactively involves citizen groups in policy development rather than having politicians react to manipulated public opinion polls.
Reaching a Broad General Audience
catching a glimpse of the future."
Civil Arizona offers an entertaining animated feature presentation (called Civil Scenarios) that presents predictions of the future if no policy changes occur.
Decoding the Public Policy News
spin surrounding today's news stories."
Civil Arizona offers "The Policy Decoder" as a service that provides editorial commentary on the major policy news stories.
Reducing the Influence of Political Slogans
Edward R. Murrow
Civil Arizona proactively evaluates policy proposals as concrete pieces of legislation rather than reactively evaluating slogans created for public relations campaigns.
Organizing a Political Majority
Civil Arizona conducts internet policy debates and hosts stakeholder summits to facilitate the building of strong political coalitions.
Holding Politicians Accountable
institutions back to life, make them responsive and accountable,
and keep them honest. No one else can."
Civil Arizona strengthens the political legitimacy of American citizen groups.
Making a Difference
achievement, in the thrill of creative effort."
Civil Arizona is designed to make a tangible contribution to American society.
Unleashing the Power of the Internet
on the electronic window to help us process it all.
And the greater the responsibility we shoulder to see that it is used as
fairly as it is fearlessly."
Civil Arizona fearlessly unleashes the power of the internet to involve people in a fair and objective debate about alternative public policy proposals.
Reaching a New Generation of Political Activists
Americans interested in public policy."
Civil Arizona conducts policy debates with the goal of using internet technology to involve citizen activists in policy development.
Demanding Academic Rigor
John F. Kennedy
were also our first great scholars."
Civil Arizona uses its proprietary technology, Civil Accounting, as an academic framework to categorize policy alternatives and measure policy performance.
Refusing to Take it Anymore
chairs. I want you to get up right now and go to the window. Open it,
and stick your head out, and yell, I am as mad as hell and I am
not going to take it anymore."
Civil Arizona builds a new political machine that directly competes with the current institutional political process.
Reducing Skepticism about Politicians
and their motivations for doing it."
Civil Arizona asks politicians to present their policy preferences before they are elected so we can actually hold them accountable for their legislative decisions.
Involving Citizens as a Cause for Improved Citizenship
than it does with a state of mind."
Civil Arizona attempts to create a new sense of patriotism by creating a meaningful way for individuals and groups to participate in the policy development process.
Finding Common Ground for Policy Discussions
Civil Arizona rediscovers the common interests between diverse groups to help build effective political coalitions.
Conducting Policy Debates in a Transparent Manner
seeking improved policy transparency."
Civil Arizona invites policy activists to report on the transparency of our debates.