A Public Voice 2013: Framing the Public Deliberation on Budget Issues

On June 5, Washington policymakers and representatives from the deliberative democracy network will meet at the National Press Club for a working meeting. The goal of the meeting is to frame the issue of the national budget for citizen deliberations so that the results will be useful for leaders looking to create sound public policy. Based on this conversation, the deliberative democracy network can develop their own frameworks for engaging their members on the issue of budget cuts, and related issues like the role of government, deficit and debt, and entitlement programs. The results of these deliberations can then be analyzed by policymakers who wish to create policy with strong public support.