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|Supports Objectives(s)||Citizen Engagement (Objective)|
Description of Tool Class
Legislation Crowdsourcing tools allow citizens to participate in the legislative process. If the people feel that government is responsive to their input, it increases a sense of Transparency and Accountability and the legitimacy of government.
Usually bills are drafted by a law-making body with the input of interest groups, experts, etc. Legislation Crowdsourcing tools add citizens into this mix, by allowing them to submit suggestions to legislators alongside these other groups. This form of Citizen Engagement (Objective) allows legislators to tap into the collective knowledge of the citizenry instead of relying on the input of a limited community of experts.