Our Current Projects

See how we're advancing community conversations and action on extreme weather and climate, strengthening voter knowledge of key local issues in Oregon, and engaging community college students across the Twin Cities.

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A Stronger Democracy

We envision a democracy where citizens interact genuinely with public institutions, elected officials, community leaders, and one another.

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What is a Citizens Jury?

What is a Citizens Jury? How does it help?

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How Can We Help You?

Interested in fostering informed, well-reasoned group input on complex issues? See how we help organizations improve constituent decision-making.

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The Jefferson Center

The mission of the Jefferson Center is to strengthen democracy by advancing informed, citizen-led solutions to public policy issues.

We work with communities to meaningfully engage complex policy issues, identify priorities on topics that matter most, craft innovative solutions to challenging issues, and uncover the individual and collective power to drive politics and initiate community action.

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