Hidden Common Ground Initiative: A House Divided: What Should We Give Up To Get The Political System We Want?

Jan 10
Jan 10 2020, 4:30pm - 6:30pm EST

Dr. Kara Dillard
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Government & Politics

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A House Divided

Hidden Common Ground Initiative

Please join us for a Common Ground for Action (CGA) online deliberative forum as part of the Hidden Common Ground Initiative on Friday January 10th @ 4:30pm ET/1:30pm PT on A House Divided: What Would We Have to Give Up to Get the Political System We Want?”

TO REGISTER CLICK HERE: https://tinyurl.com/yx9jvreh

During our deliberation, we’ll be talking about how to fix our broken political system by three different options:
(1) Reduce dangerous, toxic talk: The problem is that the way we talk is poisoning public life. The “outrage industry” rewards people for saying and doing the most extreme things;
(2) Make fairer rules for politics and follow them: The problem is that wealthy, powerful special interests game the political system, making it impossible to find compromise;
(3) Take control and make decisions closer to home: The problem is that our most important decisions are being made too far away from home.

If you haven't had a chance to review the issue guide, you can find a downloadable PDF on the National Issues Forums Institute website: https://www.nifi.org/en/issue-guide/house-divided

If you've never participated in a CGA forum, please watch the "How To Participate" video before joining. You can find the video link here https://vimeo.com/findcommonground

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