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Welcome to the People of Reason and Progress!

We are a nonprofit organization committed to supplanting unreasonable political action with ethical, evidence-based discourse that benefits the public interest. We fight for science, data, and facts through education, collaboration, and coordination.

Here, you can learn about our work, read evidence-based articles published by our writing team, and find podcasts and videos that pertain to our mission.

If you have questions about who we are or what we do, feel free to contact us. If you want to help, sign up to volunteer. And if you want to support our mission, please consider donating to our cause.

 

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OUR VISION

PORP’s vision is an American political system that values science, data, and evidence as legitimate cornerstones of productive political debate.

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OUR MISSION

PORP is dedicated to supplanting unreasonable political action with ethical, evidence-based discourse that benefits the public interest. Our mission is to accomplish this goal through:

(1) education of the public,

(2) collaboration with other pro-science, pro-evidence groups, and

(3) coordination of local movements that promote reason.

OUR VALUES

PORP values comprehensive, systematic improvements in American politics. We believe that this will be best accomplished by promoting four key concepts, each of which contributes to political discourse from distinct directions:

Policymaking through reason and critical thinking

Nonpartisan evidence as the source of truth

Education for both the electorate and the elected

Exposure to, and understanding of, opposing political viewpoints

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