The Citizens Panel on Covid 19 is a project of Of By For. The panel consisted of 27 everyday people from all walks, chosen by lot. The panel listened to experts and participated in a facilitated deliberative process to produce a report of 12 recommendations in response to the pandemic. The panel was funded privately and the recommendations promulgated on Of By For’s website and other media.
Of By For uses storytelling to advance its goal of replacing politicians with everyday people. The Covid 19 panel is a powerful story, meant to inspire and engage other other citizens in revisioning democracy.