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How to Fix Our Biggest Hidden Problem

May 6, 2011
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One of our nation’s most serious problems is hidden in plain sight. The total economic and social cost of this problem is so large it may even rival that of poverty or crime.  Yet discussion of it is virtually absent from the political scene.  It’s as if it didn’t exist. What is this problem?...

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Make Election Day a National Holiday

April 30, 2011
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With every election season comes the familiar lament: voter participation rates in America are abysmal, among the lowest of the major democracies. This problem is not merely an embarrassment.  It has serious consequences.  Chief among them is it allows fringe groups and well-financed special interests to tilt the outcome of elections by turning out...

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Our Mission

March 4, 2010
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Legislative Agenda’s mission is to provide a national forum for ordinary citizens to promote their ideas for Congressional legislation.  In doing this Legislative Agenda will not try to compete with established think tanks and public interest groups that perform a vital role in our democratic process by recommending ambitious solutions to our nation’s most complex and...

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Our Process

March 4, 2010
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Visitors to Legislative Agenda‘s website are encouraged to submit their proposals for Congressional legislation by email to Editor Email. Once per month, the Editorial Board of Legislative Agenda will meet to review all submitted proposals and select for publishing those proposals that conform to Legislative Agenda‘s Selection Criteria. Once a proposal is published, visitors...

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Selection Criteria

March 4, 2010
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In choosing proposals for publication, Legislative Agenda‘s Editorial Board will be guided by the following selection criteria: The proposal must directly address at least one of the policy objectives identified in Legislative Agenda‘s Mission Statement. The proposal must be simple enough to express in 1,000 words or less, including a concise description of the problem addressed, the...

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