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David Grant (sortitionist) Please add my book to GoodReads Library:

* Title: Random Takes Off

* Author(s) name(s): David Grant

* ISBN (or ASIN):

Ebook: 978-0-9992084-5-8

Paperback: 978-0-9992084-4-1

* Publisher: Common Lot Productions

* Publication date: 15 March 2018

* Format: ebook & 6x9” paperback

What if we selected representatives the way the Athenians chose their office holders ? Or the way we choose juries? What if we chose our representatives by random selection?
In this screenplay the protagonists are two of the five hundred chosen for the first Citizen Legislature. One is a farm boy, coming off of a drug addiction. The other is a suburban middle-aged woman who’d really rather be gardening.
They have volunteered to put themselves in the lot to be chosen. They have passed the Naturalization Test that immigrants must take to become citizens.
They will face bribery attempts. A smear campaign. And eventually a full blown coup by an armed militia.
How can ‘ordinary citizens’ form themselves into an effective Citizen Legislature in the face of all of that?
I wrote this screenplay because I believe in democracy. And I like to laugh my way through challenge and conflict.
It’s a comedic political action drama that answers the question “How could we make democracy real?”

* Page count: 121 pages

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