About Us

The American Public Trust advances governance methods that help communities find common ground, bridge divides, and create shared paths forward on even the most contentious issues.

Working at the intersections of deliberative, participatory, and digital democracy, we are a non-partisan non-profit.

Our vision is of a renewed democracy that can address the issues that matter most, mend our social fabric, and build a future that brings out the best in us.

We are an active member of the Democracy R&D network with US and international experts in democracy innovation.

We would like to acknowledge the Canadian democracy organization MASS LBP as inspiration for the ‘Public Trust’ identity and approach, in addition to their contributions to the initiation of our work.

Team & Advisors

Rahmin Sarabi
Founder & Director
Humphrey Obuobi
Design & Research Lead
Michael Gallagher
Leadership Now Project
Peter MacLeod
MASS LBP
David Schecter
Democracy R&D
Linn Davis
Healthy Democracy
Sarah Yaffe
MASS LBP
Matt Leighninger
National Civic
League

Lawrence Grodeska
Bay Delta Trust
Miriam Levin
Engage Britain
Adam Cronkright 
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Marjan Ehsassi
FIDE North America
Kevin Bayuk
Lift Economy
Anthony Zacharzewski
Democratic Society
Oren Slozberg
Commonweal

We would like to acknowledge the Canadian democracy organization MASS LBP as key inspiration for the ‘Public Trust’ identity and approach, in addition to their contributions to the initiation of our work. Read more about their Public Trust concept here.

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We are a fiscally sponsored program of Commonweal, a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization.