Deliberation Day

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Deliberation Day is a proposed holiday promoting deliberative democracy suggested by American political scientists Bruce Ackerman and James Fishkin. It would supplement or replace Presidents' Day in the United States. On Deliberation Day, all registered voters would be invited to participate in public community discussions about the upcoming elections, and given financial compensation for their involvement in order to encourage the participation of those who are less interested in politics.[1][2][3][4]

This is one of several electoral reforms proposed for the U.S.

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  1. ^ Naomi Wolf (16 September 2008). Give Me Liberty: A Handbook for American Revolutionaries. Simon and Schuster. p. 178. ISBN 978-1-4165-9056-9. Retrieved 20 September 2012.
  2. ^ Ackerman, Bruce. "Legal Affairs". Legal Affairs. Retrieved 2012-09-20.
  3. ^ Zasky, Jason. "Deliberation Day - Bruce Ackerman - James Fishkin - History - Failure magazine". Retrieved 2012-09-20.
  4. ^ Ackerman, Bruce (2004-03-10). "Deliberation Day | Center for American Progress". Retrieved 2012-09-20.

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