August 26, 2014 – Join an Online Forum about Immigration Policy in AmericaPosted: August 18, 2014
(This invitation is from Bill Corbett, firstname.lastname@example.org , of the National Issues Forums of Northern Virginia, and organizer of this upcoming, online forum.)
I’m writing today about a new experiment to involve more people in political life, an online National Issues Forum.
It takes place Tuesday August 26 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. Or watch a three-minute video that previews the topic.
You can register by completing this online form. You will receive a confirmation email within 24 hours. The forum is limited to twelve people, first-come, first-served. But more forums are coming.
The forum is a test of a new software tool from the Kettering Foundation that will hopefully help bring 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.
National Issues Forums of Northern Virginia