November 1, 2011
Dear Oshkosh neighbors and community leaders,
We hope you will join us…
Finding Common Ground:
Toward More Constructive Conversations
About Government, the Economy and Taxes
Monday, November 28th
150 N. Campbell Road, Oshkosh
The Oshkosh area, like all of Wisconsin and America, is at a crossroads. Having a civil and constructive conversation about funding public structures, services and schools becomes more and more important for our future but at the same time becomes more and more difficult; partly because the economy has not recovered as quickly as we all hoped, but also because the public debate has become increasingly polarized and personalized.
What can we do to improve the discussion? What do most Americans already agree on?
Patrick Bresette from Patrick Bresette from Public Works: the Dēmos Center for the Public Sector will share research about framing constructive conversations about otherwise difficult subjects such as government, taxes and the role of government in the economy.
Mr. Bresette has presented to political leaders, government officials, advocates and other community leaders throughout America. A more complete description of his background and presentation is attached.
We thank you again for all your efforts to make our community stronger. Please let us know as soon as possible if you can attend on November 28th. To RSVP or for more information, e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Citizens for a Strong Oshkosh