NextGenIL

How might we engage civic innovators in the political process?  In partnership with the Roosevelt Institute Campus Network, my team has developed an online deliberation platform for the NextGenIL campaign.   The campaign  brought hundreds of young people together to hold computer-supported caucuses in which they discussed political issues to crowdsource a young peoples' policy agenda delivered to Illinois politicians prior to the election with the message that hundreds of young people are watching. 

Research

  • Using new media to crowdsourcing a young people's policy agenda for Illinois (Bethune, Easterday, & Gerber, 2015; in preparation)