The Mission

Real Democracy Today: Sovereignty and Integrity


  1. Recognize that the people elect their representatives: therefore elected officials are accountable to those who elected them, including those who didn’t vote for them.
  2. Operate in a manner that instills trust and goodwill by not engaging in corrupt or illegal activities that put personal gain above the public good.

Photo by Claire J. Saintil


Cassandra spent her formative years growing up in different communities throughout the North, and parts of the South and Midwest before moving to New York City at the age of sixteen. She has always been proud of her many family members and close friends for their contributions to a fair and just society, and the example they have provided. A former wannabe Supreme Court Justice herself, Cassandra has now also turned to the work of advocacy. When not working she enjoys spending time with her family, being in and by the water (preferably fresh) and tandem skydiving. Cassandra received her B.A. from Oberlin College and her M.B.A. from Baruch College.

Bart Acocella, Founding Board Member

Nicholas Eisenman, Founding Board Member

Writer/Editor: Cassandra Neyenesch

We hold that politicians have a responsibility not to pander to any particular constituency, but to try to find political solutions that incorporate the concerns of the larger electorate.


We will advocate for the strong enforcement of existing rules and mechanisms to hold elected officials accountable. Real Democracy Today will also apply pressure for the creation or implementation of more exacting ethical standards, to ensure the integrity of our government and its responsiveness to the people.


Real Democracy Today seeks to education those who visit our website about the issues on which we are working.