Meet Common Good
Common Good is a non-partisan legal reform coalition dedicated to restoring common sense to America. By conducting polls, hosting forums, and engaging with leaders in health care, education, law, business, and public policy from across the country, Common Good is developing practical solutions to restore reliability to our legal system and minimize the impact of legal fear in American life. Common Good was formed in 2002 to restore the freedom to take responsibility. Making choices for the common good is impossible if everyone is tied up in red tape. Reclaiming responsibility requires a basic shift—where law sets boundaries for free choice instead of dictating choices for the lowest common denominator. For over nine years, Common Good has built broad support behind the need for new legal and government structures that allow Americans at every level of responsibility to act sensibly.How Common
Good Does Good
Common Good has developed practical solutions to bring reliability and balance to law in healthcare, education, and civil justice, as well as in areas such as children’s play and public employment. Common Good works as a think tank to foster ideas and produce sound policy suggestions. The organization then works to advocate and promote these ideas and solutions with like-minded policy outfits like Brookings, AEI, and Kauffman to advance these causes.
Common Good’s proposal for specialized health courts has been endorsed by every legitimate healthcare constituency, including by leading editorial pages like the Economist and David Brooks, as well as current and former government officials, including Bill Bradley and President Obama
Common Good’s Impact
Common Good measures its impact by its influence on public discourse and the winning favor for certain policies. Founder & Chair, Philip K. Howard, a well-known leader of government and legal reform in America, has figured prominently in national discussion through his writings, advocacy initiatives, speeches, and reform proposals. He advocates for the Common Good’s mission with contributions to publications such as the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, and the New York Times, and has appeared on numerous programs including The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Oprah, Charlie Rose, and Today. Check out his popular TED talk below.
Catchafire’s Pro Bono Impact with Common Good
Common Good is currently working with two Catchafire professionals. One professional is helping the organization with writing for its blog. Another is helping support the launch of the organization’s nationwide “Start Over” campaign, which seeks to change the agenda for the 2012 presidential election to include government overhaul. Start Over will use unconventional mobilization efforts to rally people behind the cause, including clever and artistic animation/production ventures. Catchafire’s motion graphics professional is helping to produce the first of these videos. Both Catchafire professionals are making sure that more people learn about Common Good and their solutions for reform.
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