National Issues Forum "The Economy"
For the second year all of the presidential libraries are cooperating to hold deliberative forums on several key issues facing the nation. Each library is hosting a series of forums during the fall. This year the Bush Library has selected the topics of Health Care and The Economy. These forums are nonpartisan and are not formatted like typical political debates. Rather, they will be more like public discussions, giving citizens a chance to explore the costs and benefits of proposed courses of action. "Participants in a forum," NIFI chairman William Winter, said "deliberate with one another eye-to-eye, face-to-face, exploring options, weighing others' views, considering the costs and consequences of public policy decisions. In a democracy, citizens have a responsibility to make choices about how to solve problems and forums help enrich participants' thinking on public issues. By offering citizens a framework for deliberative forums, NIFI helps the public take an active role in acting on public issues."
Because of the interactive nature of these forums seating is limited to 30 participants and reservations are required. For more information or reservations contact Tracy Paine at 979-691-4014 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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