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Mr. Boyd Connects (NIF Report)

This ten-page article titled Mr. Boyd Connects describes Representative Allen Boyd’s (D-Florida) experience with National Issues Forums and public deliberation. Boyd first took part in the taping of A Public Voice at the National Press Club in 2004 and then went on to organize similar events in every county in his district in Florida.  Mr. Boyd Connects was published by the Kettering Foundation in 2005. Find more details on the NIF website.

More about National Issues Forums and their Reports on the Issues…

The National Issues Forums (NIF) network includes civic, educational, and other organizations, and individuals, whose common interest is to promote public deliberation in America. NIF issue guides introduce participants to several choices or approaches to consider. Rather than conforming to any single public proposal, each choice reflects widely held concerns and principles. Panels of experts review manuscripts to make sure the choices are presented accurately and fairly. Look through all the NIF issue guides and their corresponding moderator guides, DVDs, and other resources at www.nifi.org/issue_books.

Reports are published periodically to communicate the outcomes of forums held across the nation about a particular issue. Making use of participants’ answers to forum questionnaires, reports from moderators, and in-depth studies of selected forums, these reports describe in some detail what happened as people deliberated about the issue at hand. View all NIF Reports on the Issues at www.nifi.org/reports/issues.aspx.

NIF issue books & associated tools can be accessed at www.nifi.org/discussion_guides/index.aspx.

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