Making Democracy Work

Civil Discourse Initiative

Civil Discourse Initiative

At the Civil Discourse Initiative Study Group meeting on August 16, the group discussed the various resources for facilitating constructive public discourse described in the LWV San Luis Obispo Civil discourse Handbook. Over the next months, the Study Group will review recordings of local public hearings to assess the state of civility in governmental bodies in Orange, Durham, and Chatham Counties. Many of our local government groups have adopted rules of conduct, which we will review and compare to the resources in the LWV San Luis Obispo Handbook. With this information, the group will work on setting LWVODC's civil discourse goals to prepare for the 2020 election cycle. In the near term, since civil discourse starts at home, the group will prepare a Civility Resolution for approval by the LWVODC Board, to be presented to the membership as a guideline for personal growth. Please join us at the next Civil Discourse Initiative Study Group on September 5 - we will let you know the location!

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