The concept of democracy is all about collective self-governance. It is about inclusive, disciplined, rich and enjoyable conversation. And it is about community- based decision making and about public buy-in to legislation, which an older generation was far more inclined to accept as edicts from on high.
Humanity has prospered through its ability to act collectively. However, problems with how groups make decisions has led to critical challenges, including economic inequality, climate change, political instability, military aggression, and dwindling resources.
Ethelo was created to improve group decision-making using democratic principles. It harnesses the reach and computational power of the internet to aggregate the intelligence of groups in a fair and broadly supported way.
Our strategy for social change is to upgrade democracy by providing citizens with the tools to create and participate in democratic processes. Ethelo helps people and citizen organizations build a public mandate for political change.