danah boyd on Commission on the Practice of Democratic Citizenship

24 Jun, 2020

danah boyd on Commission on the Practice of Democratic Citizenship

danah boyd, member of the Commission on the Practice of Democratic Citizenship, published its final bipartisan report Our Common Purpose: Reinventing American Democracy for the 21st Century. The Commission spent two years assessing ways to improve The United States' political life, concluding with six strategies and 31 recommendations to strengthen American institutions and civic engagement.

From the overview:

The Commission was committed to engaging a wide range of voices in its research and to understanding both the challenges and opportunities facing American democracy today and in the decades ahead. Central to its work, the Commission conducted nearly 50 listening sessions around the country and solicited the stories and experiences of a range of Americans with the democratic process. In early 2020, the Commission held a convening on the practice of democratic citizenship with participants from nearly all of its listening sessions, Commission members, and other civic leaders to hear from one another and share their work.


The Commission’s report, which was released in June 2020, calls attention to promising local initiatives around the country and identifies six strategies and 31 recommendations that communities, institutions, and individuals can take to promote engaged citizenship in the 21st century. The Commission seeks significant progress on all of its recommendations by 2026, the nation's 250th anniversary.

Read the overview, and who was involved, here.

Read the entire June 2020 report here.