Politics in Your Pocket

NY Speaks is a public consultation process that helps New Yorkers come to consensus around the actions politicians should take to make New York City a better place.

Join a Conversation




Share how you feel about important topics by posting statements and indicating whether you agree or disagree with the statements of others.

Opinion Groups

As you interact with conversations, our software groups you with like-minded people to form opinion groups. When these groups reach sufficient size, we give them facilitators.


Facilitators provide online and offline collaboration spaces and tools to help opinion groups come up with proposals for what the city should do.


We break the most popular proposals down into actionable items, and then invite everyone to vote on each item to arrive at consensus about what should be done.