7/31-8/2/2020 American Resilience UnParty UnConventionPosted: March 13, 2020
We, as citizens of these United States, in the shadow of COVID-19, believe the most urgent and important virtue we can aspire to as a people is Resilience.
We are not a party. We do not endorse candidates. We are a movement that seeks to develop, promote, and critique policies and systems to create a more resilient Union by nurturing resilient:
We value (i.e., prefer options that favor):
- Bringing Data
- Decentralized Systems
- Emotional Intelligence
- Right to Fork
- Scientific Method
- Skin in the Game
- Wisdom of Crowds
Our goal is to recruit at least 5,000 American citizens (plus friends from other countries) to attend an online UnConvention, to develop a series of proposals and priorities to inspire and influence our political, business, and cultural leaders.
The UnConvention will run continuously from 6pm Friday, July 31 to 6pm Sunday, August 2nd:
- Congregate: On Friday, Delegates will propose and form ad hoc working groups around areas of interest (a la UnConference)
- Create: On Saturday groups will collectively develop and edit position papers on how to maximize resilience in those areas (a la Wikipedia).
- Compete: On Sunday, the elected Editors for each group will critique and refine each others work (a la Ethics Bowl), culminating in real-time Ranked-Choice voting to recognize the most significant and well-thought-out proposals.
We hope to create a powerful counter-narrative that enables persons of goodwill on both sides of the aisle to rise above petty partisanship and focus their efforts on policies that are essential for our national well-being.
If you are interested in helping organize this event, please join us on the Radical Centrism mailing list.