- Philip Zack
- Renton, WA
- United States
An alternative form of representation in a legislative body based on our interests and how we engage with the community.
As currently implemented, representative bodies are all based on geography, be it by district, state or nation. But geographic proximity is not the only way that people form communities. What if one house was based on representation by geography, and the other house had representatives for communities of interest? If you worked retail, but spent your spare time snorkeling, you could have one representative speak for your interests as a union member, and another for your interests in preserving a healthy environment. As things are now, those interests are secondary, and are often sacrificed for political expediency.