The Citizenism Project is an ambitious, multi-year experiment designed to test the proposition that citizens of the Republic can participate actively in their government. We create a framework,  organize events and provide tools to make it easier for citizens to get involved.


The Citizenism Project envisions an active,  well informed  citizenry engaged in a  thriving American democracy that facilitates an opportunity for all Americans to flourish.  


The CItizenism Project mission is ​to create a framework and provide tools that  allow  citizens to become more involved in our democracy. 

What is at Stake

The  Citizenism Project  is launched into a polarized American public that has lost faith in government; views fellow citizens as enemies; political representatives as corrupt; the system as rigged.  Where many fellow citizens were excluded from participation in the national enterprise, denied a voice and marginalized.  An information environment shaped by media and social media players that promote conflict and divisiveness further exacerbates the toxic environment.

Theory of Change 

The Citizenism Project theory of change borrows from a number of other organizations, sectors, and paradigms.


Business community: Interactive, evolving product, responding to the users, results and outcome oriented.

Political sphere: Leveraging James Madison contribution to the founding  emerging 

Medical sphere: Complexity, format, diagnosis, problem list and treatment plan, data

Psychology: Human nature, Motivation, behavioral science, evolutionary psychology 

Religious: Faith, community  

Journalism: Reporting, accountability 

The Citizenism Project contains a number of interconnected elements including: initiatives, programs, and areas of focus that will be made public over the next few years as part of the  We the People @ 250 initiative.

Our Values 

Citizen focus 

Salutogenic: Health promoting 

Solution oriented 

Action oriented 


Equity centered

Comprehensive and inclusive