Engaging Citizens in AMERICASPEAK Governance S National Dialogue Reg...
AmericaSpeaks’ Purpose AmericaSpeaks’ mission is to reinvigorate American democracy by engaging citizens in the publ...
Principles for Effective CitizenEngagement • Linked to Decision Makers • Demographic Diversity • Informe...
Finding Common Ground on Our Fiscal Future Diverse Group of 3,500 Americans Across 57 Cities Weigh In on ...
19 Town Meeting SitesAlbuquerqueAugusta 3,500 PeopleCasperChicagoColumbia ...
Video: America Speaks: Our Budget, Our Economy www.usabudgetdiscussion.orgAMERICASPEAKS ww...
Participants spent the day working in randomly assigned small groups with volunteer table facilitators.AMERICA...
Sites were linked by video, allowing participants to share ideas with others across the nation during periodic natio...
Individuals expressed preferences using voting keypads and table groups submitted ideas and agreements into laptop compu...
A “theme team” analyzed ideas coming in from across the country and reported back themes that emerged from the table d...
Participants received two guides that provided an overview of the issues and reviewed the pros and cons of 42 spending ...
7 Hour Agenda • Hopes and Ground Rules for Civil Discussion • Economic Recovery • Shared Values • Making Tough Choices: Pa...
Participating in person or via video: Senator Kent Conrad (D-ND) Rep. Chaka Fattah (D-PA) Senator John Co...
“The most important thing I learned from this process is that ordinary citizens could tackle a complex issue, filter it...
So, Why Engage the Public? • Create a stronger public constituency and mandate for change • Educate the electorate ab...
Thank You! www.americaspeaks.orgAMERICASPEAKS www.americaspeaks.org
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National Dialogue Regarding the Role of Behavioral Health in Public Life

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  • 1. Engaging Citizens in AMERICASPEAK Governance S National Dialogue Regarding the Role of Behavioral Health in Public Life National Conference on Health Communication, Marketing, and Media Mattice A. Haynes Senior AssociateAugust 9, 2011 Atlanta, GA AmericaSpeaks
  • 2. AmericaSpeaks’ Purpose AmericaSpeaks’ mission is to reinvigorate American democracy by engaging citizens in the public decisions that most impact their livesAMERICASPEAKS www.americaspeaks.org
  • 3. Principles for Effective CitizenEngagement • Linked to Decision Makers • Demographic Diversity • Informed Participation • Facilitated Deliberation • Discover Shared Priorities • Clear Recommendations for Action • Sustaining Citizen EngagementAMERICASPEAKS www.americaspeaks.org
  • 4. Finding Common Ground on Our Fiscal Future Diverse Group of 3,500 Americans Across 57 Cities Weigh In on Nation’s Fiscal ChallengesAMERICASPEAKS www.americaspeaks.org
  • 5. 19 Town Meeting SitesAlbuquerqueAugusta 3,500 PeopleCasperChicagoColumbia Across 57 CitiesDallasDes MoinesDetroitGrand ForksJacksonLos Angeles CountyLouisvilleMissoulaOverland ParkPhiladelphiaPortlandPortsmouthRichmondSilicon Valley AMERICASPEAKS www.americaspeaks.org
  • 6. Video: America Speaks: Our Budget, Our Economy www.usabudgetdiscussion.orgAMERICASPEAKS www.americaspeaks.org
  • 7. Participants spent the day working in randomly assigned small groups with volunteer table facilitators.AMERICASPEAKS www.americaspeaks.org
  • 8. Sites were linked by video, allowing participants to share ideas with others across the nation during periodic national reports.AMERICASPEAKS www.americaspeaks.org
  • 9. Individuals expressed preferences using voting keypads and table groups submitted ideas and agreements into laptop computers at each tableAMERICASPEAKS www.americaspeaks.org
  • 10. A “theme team” analyzed ideas coming in from across the country and reported back themes that emerged from the table discussions.AMERICASPEAKS www.americaspeaks.org
  • 11. Participants received two guides that provided an overview of the issues and reviewed the pros and cons of 42 spending and revenue options. Experts were also available on site to answer questions that came up during the discussions.AMERICASPEAKS www.americaspeaks.org
  • 12. 7 Hour Agenda • Hopes and Ground Rules for Civil Discussion • Economic Recovery • Shared Values • Making Tough Choices: Parts 1, 2 and 3 • Individual Voting on Tough Choices • Messages to Our Leaders • Taking ActionAMERICASPEAKS www.americaspeaks.org
  • 13. Participating in person or via video: Senator Kent Conrad (D-ND) Rep. Chaka Fattah (D-PA) Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX) Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC) Rep. Bobby Scott (D-VA) Former Senator Pete Domenici (R- Rep. John Spratt (D-SC) NM) Dr. Alice Rivlin (Member of the National Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) Fiscal Commission & Co-Chair of the Debt Senator Judd Gregg (R-NH) Reduction Task Force)AMERICASPEAKS www.americaspeaks.org
  • 14. “The most important thing I learned from this process is that ordinary citizens could tackle a complex issue, filter it civilly through their own perspective, and come up with consensus. I literally did not think this was possible.” - Fran G., Portland, OR“We had a very diverse group that ranged from recent high school grads to retired and from inner city Chicago to high end suburbs. I learned that while our perspectives may be different our problems are the same … I also learned that we are all in this together.” -Don B., Chicago, IL “It was so refreshing to have civil discourse among people of different ages, persuasions, and backgrounds. Congress could learn a lot from our experience. The tone of our discussions was polite, respectful, and everyone contributed.” - MaryEllen S., Albuquerque, NM “It was a life changing event. I would do it again tomorrow.” -Ray M., Overland Park, KSAMERICASPEAKS www.americaspeaks.org
  • 15. So, Why Engage the Public? • Create a stronger public constituency and mandate for change • Educate the electorate about the challenges facing government officials • Involve the public in being part of the solution and taking action • Gain unique insight and new optionsAMERICASPEAKS www.americaspeaks.org
  • 16. Thank You! www.americaspeaks.orgAMERICASPEAKS www.americaspeaks.org

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