How Is Long Island Deepening Democracy?

1 Apr

Before and after the 2012 elections, community members and students throughout Long Island are coming together to discuss major public policy issues that affect each and every one of us.

These “town meeting” forums emphasize deliberation (as practiced by juries) rather than debate, as a way to foster “a different kind of talk; another way to act.” True democracy is not simply two voices debating for the country to observe, but a process that requires active participation from all of us. We cannot afford to have a nation of spectators; we invite you to the discussions!

Led by trained moderators from Hofstra University, a National Issues Forum is coming to a library or high school near you!

7 Months +  100 Forums + 26 Democracy Fellows + Hundreds of NIF Issue Guides + Thousands of Community Members


Long Island Deepening Democracy Through Deliberation


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