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  •  Call it what you want, citizen advocate, whatever (1+ / 0-)
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    I think you know what I mean.  In my area of expertise, we refer to them as consumer advocates.

    But they need to be regular people free from outside influence who are informed about the issues involved or have been provided the necessary training.  Most importantly, they need to be real advocates who understand their role is to represent other citizens like themselves - that their role is to put the needs and rights of average citizens first and foremost in their work on the commission.

    Oversight of the commission should include vigorous efforts to ensure these advocates are fully and equally empowered and not pressured by others inside or outside of the commission.  

    It is an old strategy of tyrants to delude their victims into fighting their battles for them. FDR

    by Betty Pinson on Fri Mar 29, 2013 at 09:46:37 AM PDT

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    •  Well, that's a detail (0+ / 0-)

      that has merit.

      But it's a good set of ideas overall.

      We have just enough religion to make us hate, but not enough to make us love one another. -- Jonathan Swift

      by raptavio on Fri Mar 29, 2013 at 10:50:19 AM PDT

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