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Laurenellen McCann

Laurenellen McCann is an organizer and tech policy expert, currently working as a fellow with the Open Technology Institute at New America and a consultant with the Smart Chicago Collaborative. Her work focuses on best practices in civic innovation and participation, with a particular eye to the impact of direct collaboration with individuals and communities in the creation of public interest policy and technology. She also runs The Curious Citizens Project, a social practice art lab that melds placemaking, technology, and public art to increase participation in public commons. Previously, Laurenellen served as the National Policy Manager of the Sunlight Foundation. In addition to leading Sunlight’s work on state and local issues, she also co-authored Sunlight’s open data policy platform, and directed the annual community gathering, TransparencyCamp. At the end of 2013, TIME Magazine named her one of 30 Under 30 Changing the World.

Follow Laurenellen on Twitter @elle_mccann.


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  • How are you going to stay engaged and make change beyond elections? Stay connected and have your voice heard w/… https://t.co/jcOhdjXwyu

  • RT @PBProject: At #DemocracyBeyondElections and a community member reminds us that for so many of our families and neighbors mobil… https://t.co/lYnXWSQbqN

  • RT @Healthy_Planner: On importance of youth civic engagement: Young people are a lot braver in their ambitions than most adults… https://t.co/dzk7fDlyU1

  • RT @KatyRubinTO: Love this from @Shari_Davis1 at #DemocracyBeyondElections. There's different kinds of expertise: *content" expertis… https://t.co/kzmU0F5l8o

  • RT @joshalerner: .@CaldwellLouise: The skills you learn in a citizens assembly are skills for life: how to have difficult conversati… https://t.co/vrk3jXuKvj

  • RT @joshalerner: Want to democratize government? Start big not small. If you start small, people won’t think it matters. Trust the… https://t.co/x6DG5uDFgQ

  • RT @joshalerner: How can national campaigns benefit from citizen assemblies? In Ireland: A lot of the talking points from national… https://t.co/firvMWUZ0V

  • RT @Healthy_Planner: Good facilitators crucial to set atmosphere of curiosity and seriousness, ensure no one dominates contentious conve… https://t.co/n57T4t8xdt

  • RT @Healthy_Planner: Miguel Arana Catania champions starting big rather than starting with a small pilot. If the stakes are too small, p… https://t.co/ZxuoICJhqz

  • RT @Healthy_Planner: Good civic engagement requires mix of context expertise (knowing the streets) and content expertise (formal trainin… https://t.co/9WZjDo9ZG5



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