We succeeded by taking five steps together:
1. Members of The Common Interest picked what they considered to be the most important issues coming before the Legislature.
2. The Common Interest developed briefing materials on each of the issues.
3. Each member of The Common Interest in Action was randomly assigned to review the brief for one issue and share their views.
4. When a two-thirds consensus emerged, The Common Interest in Action advocated for that position in the Legislature and added it to our legislative scorecard.
5. Each member of The Common Interest & The Common Interest in Action committed to voting in the primary as well as the general election.
The Common Interest & The Common Interest in Action were active in Idaho from 2005-2009. With the modest commitment to review a brief and vote, our members made a powerful difference. Because we were more interested in members’ good judgment than their money, there were no required membership dues.