August 26, 2014 - Join an Online Forum about Immigration Policy in America

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(This invitation is from Bill Corbett, , of the National Issues Forums of Northern Virginia, and organizer of this upcoming, online forum.)

Join the Online Forum

I'm writing today about a new experiment to involve more people in political life, an online National Issues Forum.

It takes place Tuesday August 26 at 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm EDT.  All you need to participate is a web browser and the willingness to use chat for conversation.

The topic is Immigration in America -- How Do We Fix a System in Crisis? The issue guide is at this link.  The issue guide provides the road map for our discussion and essential background.  Or watch a three-minute video that previews the topic.

You can register by completing this online form.  You will receive a confirmation email within 24 hours.  The forum is limited to twelve people, first-come, first-served.  But more forums are coming.

The forum is a test of a new software tool from the Kettering Foundation that will hopefully help bring moderated deliberation on national issues to a wider audience.

Above is a screen shot of a common ground graphic produced by an online National Issues Forum earlier this month.  It is the product of ten people working through the issues together in a discussion about how to fix American politics.

I hope you are as interested as I am in helping to develop this new tool for more people to participate in political life.


Bill Corbett
National Issues Forums of Northern Virginia