Friday, May 21, 2010

Are You Smarter Than Congress?

Think you can solve the national budget crisis? Here's your chance.

On June 26, 2010, thousands of Americans across the country will participate in an unprecedented National Town Meeting on our budget and economy. The National Town Meeting will include thousands of people in different locations all across the country connected live via satellite video, webcast and interactive technologies:

* In up to 20 cities, thousands of participants reflecting the political, socio-economic, and ethnic diversity of the United States will attend AmericaSpeaks 21st Century Town Meetings.
* Thousands more Americans will participate that same day in volunteer-organized Community Conversations.
* Many more individuals will be able to tune-in from home to watch live video coverage online, participate in the discussion, and share their own priorities in an online forum.

After June 26, AmericaSpeaks will present the priorities that emerge from the national discussion to Congress and President Obama, as well as the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform and the Bi-Partisan Policy Center’s Debt Reduction Task Force. Find out more about what happens after June 26.

Participation is free and food will be provided at Town Meeting locations, but space is limited. Where possible, childcare, transportation assistance and translation services will be provided. All Town Meeting locations will be ADA accessible. If you don’t find something near you, come back later as more locations will be added over the coming weeks, or consider hosting your own Community Conversation.

Philadelphia is one of the cities hosting a discussion. Register here.

1 comment:

Adriana said...

I like the title you gave this, as a challenge: Are You Smarter Than Congress?

Good to see word about the National Town Meeting getting out onto blogs like Above Average Jane.