By the People works with community organization, colleges and the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) to create events for citizens, that normally do not interact with each other, to takes their views about issues of the day and deliberate on them while contributing their opinions to the national discussion.
According to the Canadian Community for Dialogue and Deliberation (C2D2) website, the organization's mission is "to increase our society’s capacity to have constructive conversations to enhance decision- making and collaborative action, to improve relationships and generate insight and knowledge – in short, to strengthen democracy".
One of Citizens for Democracy primary objectives is to create a democratic culture in Pakistan. Part of this focus includes work to counteract religion in politics and state affairs. To do this they must call upon all of its members to unite in a stand against the current usage of the ‘blasphemy laws’ and religion in politics.