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Get Involved - The Hidden Common Ground Project

The Hidden Common Ground project began in December 2019 and will last through the 2020 elections. The project will focus on some of the issues that Americans across the political spectrum care deeply about. You can read more details about the Hidden Common Ground project here.

The public issues that the project will focus on include:

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  • National Issues Forums
  • Bill Muse
  • David Mathews

Read the December 18, 2019 USA TODAY Op-Ed by David Mathews and William V. Muse

In a December 18, 2019 USA TODAY op-ed piece titled Americans still work together, despite political rancor, to resolve public challenges, contributors David Mathews and William V. Muse describe some efforts by members of the public who are using deliberative public forums, and National Issues Forums Institute (NIFI) issue guides, to work together on difficult public problems.

From the op-ed:

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  • Health Care

January 9, 2020, Join a Conference Call about the Health Care Issue Advisory and New (coming soon) Issue Guide

On January 9 at 2:30 p.m., Jean Johnson, vice president of National Issues Forums Institute, and Brad Rourke, editor of issue guides for the Kettering Foundation, will do a conference call walk-through of the new (available soon) National Issues Forums (NIF) issue guide, Health Care: How Can We Bring Costs Down While Getting the Care We Need? They will discuss the options and trade-offs outlined in the guide and some of the tensions within t

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Read the Press Release - National Issues Forums (NIF) Joins Hidden Common Ground Initiative to Examine Americans' Most Urgent Concerns in 2020

DAYTON, Ohio - The National Issues Forums network and the Kettering Foundation are joining a major initiative spearheaded by Public Agenda and USA TODAY to examine how Americans think and talk about the most urgent concerns facing us in the coming election year. 

On November 11, the USA TODAY network released the following statement:

As part of its unique local-to-national coverage of the 2020 presidential election, the USA TODAY network and Public Agenda are joining forces to explore the Hidden Common Ground in American public life.

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