We are a nonprofit social enterprise run by young citizens trying to foster nonpartisan civil discourse on our State Election & Governance Hubs.
Beginning in Virginia, our mission is for citizens to:
LEARN more about their representatives, candidates, and issues;
DISCUSS their interests, concerns, opinions, and suggestions; and
ENGAGE in supporting a more civil, and vibrant democracy.
> We aggregate comprehensive, up-to-date, unbiased information about issues, recent news, politicians, and more.
> We moderate live and archived events, including student-conducted interviews and online town halls, that foster civil communication between government leaders, candidates, and constituents.
> We are a nonprofit social enterprise run by young citizens trying to foster nonpartisan civil discourse on our State Election & Governance Hubs.
Research indicates that people, if given convenient tools to understand the issues and to communicate with their politicians, will (1) increase their civic engagement, (2) enjoy civil discourse, and (3) vote more often.
Democracy onAir provides the tools to scale these findings - nationally. We’ve developed a user-friendly, efficient way to democratize the production of political information. Students will join public university-based onAir Chapters and they will curate onAir State election & Governance Hubs to:
Currently, Virginia onAir is our first pilot state Hub. George Mason University students and alumni with faculty support are leading Democracy onAir efforts to adapt the latest interactive and internet technologies to enhance political communications.
With your support, we hope to scale up this effort nationwide, creating an impact on the elections in 2020 and beyond.