Talking about Our Priorities for our Nation and Our National Budget

Nov 12
Nov 12 2015, 7:00pm - 9:00pm EST

James Madison University Student Success Center
Harrisonburg, VA 22807

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America's Future

Talking about Our Priorities for our Nation and Our National Budget
Thu, 12 Nov 2015 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
James Madison University

On Thursday, November 12 from 7-9 pm, join the 4C Campus Community Civic Collaborative for a discussion of America’s Future: What Should Our Budget Priorities Be? This conversation is one of a national network of conversations on the topic, the data from which will inform a national report that will be shared with policy makers.
As we enter a presidential election season, this is an important discussion to engage in as a way to inform our choices at the polls. Our country is faced with complex needs and only finite resources, so together, we need to thoughtfully consider how much and in what areas we should be spending or tightening our budget. We have unmet needs in infrastructure, education, and health care and a rising national debt. We all need to be part of the discussion to consider what direction we should take as a nation.

Light refreshments will be provided and the conversation will be facilitated to ensure thoughtful consideration of various approaches to setting priorities.

“Citizens cannot act together until they decide together. Through public deliberation, citizens define what they consider to be in the public interest and find common ground for action. By offering citizens a framework for deliberative forums, the NIF network helps the public take an active role in public issues.” The Kettering Foundation and National Issues Forums

Location: JMU Student Success Center Fourth floor, Room 4044

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