Join an Online National Issues Forum: "America's Future - What Should Our Budget Priorities Be?"

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(The following invitation is from Bill Corbett, National Issues Forums of Northern Virginia)

Join the Online Forum

You are invited to National Issues Forums of Northern Virginia's (NIFNVA) next online National Issues Forum, a small, moderated, chat-based deliberation on a critical issue facing America.

It takes place Monday, October 20 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 America's Future -- What Should Our Budget Priorities Be?  The list of options we'll discuss are in a brief two-page summary paper at this link.  The list provides the road map for our discussion.  If you'd like to watch a three-minute video that previews the topic, you can view it on our website by clicking here.

You can register by reply to this message or by completing the online form at the new website of National Issues Forums of Northern Virginia.  The forum is limited to twelve people.

The forum uses a new software tool from the Kettering Foundation that brings 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 in September.  The graphic reflects the results after five people worked through a set of choices on immigration policy.  The two tables at the bottom left of the graphic reveal their top choices -- before and after their discussion.  If you want a closer look at those results, visit the forum report here and click on the image to enlarge it.

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