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Common Good Democracy™ - How the Representatives Work

How the representatives work
  • Each person gets one vote.
  • You assign another person as your ongoing Proxy (Representative). Whenever you don't vote, your Representative votes for you. The Representative's vote simply counts double (one vote for you and one vote for the Representative). If your Representative also fails to vote, then your Representative's Proxy votes for all three of you.

    In this example diagram, everyone to the right of the dotted blue line voted directly on some issue. Everyone else voted by proxy. The numbers show how many people each Representative represents (including the Representative). Notice that everyone's voice is counted, whether or not they vote directly - one person one vote.
  • You are a direct "constituent" of your Representative and an indirect constituent of your Representative's Proxy, and so forth. A popular and trusted Representative may vote on behalf of many constituents.
  • The most trusted Representatives (those having the most constituents) meet in person to research and debate issues, as our current elected representatives do. In Common Good Bank communities, however, these trusted Representatives do not decide issues directly. They oversee the public discussions, choose the wording for questions to be voted on, and assure that all the operations of the bank advance the greater good of all.