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Preparing Today’s Kids for Tomorrow’s Jobs: What Should Our Community Do? (NIF Issue Guide)

One of the National Issues Forums Institute’s issue guides, Preparing Today’s Kids for Tomorrow’s Jobs: What Should Our Community Do? outlines this public issue and several choices or approaches to addressing the issue. National Issues Forums do not advocate a specific solution or point of view, but provide citizens the opportunity to consider a broad range of choices, weigh the pros and cons of those options, and meet with each other in a public dialogue to identify the concerns they hold in common. From the […] (continue)

Money and Politics (NIF Report)

This report is an analysis of what happened in 2001 National Issues Forums (NIF) that took place in 44 states and the District of Columbia on “Money and Politics,” a sample of the hundreds of NIF forums that continue to take place across the country. To learn how citizens feel about this issue, Doble Research Associates, a public interest consulting firm, analyzed what happened in these forums, including questionnaire results from 1,457 participants who sent in a questionnaire by August 1, 2001. Find more details & […] (continue)

Economic Security: How Should We Take Charge of Our Future? (NIF Issue Guide)

One of the National Issues Forums Institute’s issue guides, Economic Security: How Should We Take Charge of Our Future? outlines this public issue and several choices or approaches to addressing the issue. National Issues Forums do not advocate a specific solution or point of view, but provide citizens the opportunity to consider a broad range of choices, weigh the pros and cons of those options, and meet with each other in a public dialogue to identify the concerns they hold in common. From the issue […] (continue)

The National Piggybank: Does Our Retirement System Need Fixing?

This 1997 report assembled by Doble Research Associates examines a series of forums where citizens deliberated about the issue of what to do about the retirement system.  Find more details & order info on the NIF website.  From the report… In these forums, participants favored four major points: 1. Social Security is in crisis and something must be done to save the system 2. Social Security should not become a welfare program 3. For equity, some incremental changes, such as raising the ceiling on the […] (continue)

Pocketbook Pressures: Who Benefits From Economic Growth? (NIF Issue Guide)

One of the National Issues Forums Institute’s issue guides, Pocketbook Pressures: Who Benefits From Economic Growth? outlines this public issue and several choices or approaches to addressing the issue. National Issues Forums do not advocate a specific solution or point of view, but provide citizens the opportunity to consider a broad range of choices, weigh the pros and cons of those options, and meet with each other in a public dialogue to identify the concerns they hold in common. From the issue guide description… Despite […] (continue)

Social Security: How Can We Afford It? (NIF Issue Guide)

One of the National Issues Forums Institute’s issue guides, Social Security: How Can We Afford It? outlines this public issue and several choices or approaches to addressing the issue. National Issues Forums do not advocate a specific solution or point of view, but provide citizens the opportunity to consider a broad range of choices, weigh the pros and cons of those options, and meet with each other in a public dialogue to identify the concerns they hold in common. From the issue guide description… If […] (continue)

Public Thinking about Economic Security: How Should We Take Charge of Our Future? (NIF Report)

This report analyzes the results of a series of citizen discussions about economic security that took place between September 2010 and April 2011 in 33 states and Washington, DC. Over 1,000 individuals from a wide range of backgrounds participated in these discussions sponsored by the National Issues Forums (NIF). The discussions were framed by an NIF issue guide entitled, Economic Security: How Should We Take Charge of Our Future? Forum participants explored three options for addressing the issue of economic security.  Find more details and […] (continue)

The National Piggy Bank: Does Our Retirement System Need Fixing? (NIF Issue Guide)

One of the National Issues Forums Institute’s issue guides, The National Piggy Bank:Does Our Retirement System Need Fixing? outlines this public issue and several choices or approaches to addressing the issue. National Issues Forums do not advocate a specific solution or point of view, but provide citizens the opportunity to consider a broad range of choices, weigh the pros and cons of those options, and meet with each other in a public dialogue to identify the concerns they hold in common. From the issue guide… […] (continue)

Civic Health and Unemployment: Can Engagement Strengthen the Economy?

This 2011 Issue Brief from the National Conference on Citizenship (NCoC) explores the relationship between civic engagement and economic resilience. It finds that five measures of civic engagement – attending meetings, helping neighbors, registering to vote, volunteering and voting – appear to help protect against unemployment and contribute to overall economic resilience. Note: An update to this research was released in September 2012. “Civic Health and Unemployment II: The Case Builds” is available at www.ncoc.net/unemployment2. (continue)

Civic Health and Unemployment

This 2011 “issue brief” published by the National Conference on Citizenship (NCoC) explores the relationship between civic engagement and economic resilience. The report finds that five measures of civic engagement – attending meetings, helping neighbors, registering to vote, volunteering and voting – appear to help protect against unemployment and contribute to overall economic resilience. “Civic Health and Unemployment: Can Engagement Strengthen the Economy?” was released by NCoC in partnership with CIRCLE (the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement), Civic Enterprises, Saguaro Seminar, […] (continue)

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