RPP is building a user-friendly, authoritative, and dynamic platform for public policy. We begin by making it easy to navigate different policy areas through nested, intuitive wiki-style explainers. We reframe policy based on how it is experienced in everyday life, rather than how it appears on the books. Then, we link users to the policy documents themselves. We provide different layers of annotation – e.g. plain language (what does this mean), studies and analysis, advocate and lobbyist perspectives, user experiences, and comparisons across different states – to bring these documents to life. We aim to shine a light on public policy as it is, but also open up a space to imagine how it could be different.
Public policy can feel inefficient, at best, and out of touch to the point of irrelevancy, at worst. RPP creates feedback loops to design stronger systems that reflect real-time needs. In addition, RPP provides a space to call out otherwise unaccountable actors, both public and private, as even the most well-crafted policies often fall short in their implementation.