Monday, September 29th, Join an Online National Issues Forum: "Immigration in America"

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(The following invitation is from Bill Corbett, National Issues Forums of Northern Virginia. You can contact him at

I'm writing invite you to an upcoming online National Issues Forum, a small, moderated, chat-based deliberation on a critical issue facing America.

It takes place on Monday, September 29 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.  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...first-come, first-served...but more forums are coming.

The forum uses a new software tool from the Kettering Foundation thatbrings 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. Sincerely,

Bill Corbett National Issues Forums of Northern Virginia