Coming to America:  2018 APV - Interest Form

For centuries, a steady influx of people from other countries has helped make the United States a nation comprised of immigrants. Today, many people are asking questions about the country's immigration policies - important questions that we need to consider together. The Kettering Foundation, in partnership with the National Issues Forums Institute, is excited to announce that the topic of A Public Voice 2018 will be exploring this question and the tensions that arise as communities begin to seek common ground on this crucial issue. We are eager to work with communities who are interested in having generative and deliberative conversations on this topic and connect them to their legislators at the local, state, and federal level.
To qualify for this special offer, you must:
  • Host a forum on Coming to America between January 2018 and April 2, 2018
  • Ensure that each participant and moderator complete a post-forum questionnaire
  • Send all questionnaires back within a week of hosting the forum (all questionnaires must be returned by April 6, 2018)
  • Collect participant contact information for additional A Public Voice and NIFI opportunities

* 1. Contact Information

NIF FORUMS FOR APV Data Collection
We will be collecting questionnaires, moderator reports, and transcripts as well as conducting moderator interviews and observing forums scheduled between January 2018 - April 2, 2018. The data from these forums will inform our report to elected officials in spring 2018.

* 4. On approximately what date(s) will you hold your forum(s)? [Not a final or binding answer, we just want to get a pre-estimate of when forums will be happening.]

* 5. Which local partners are you hoping to collaborate with?

* 6. What type of forums are you planning?

Other Convenings for APV Data Collection
In an effort to intentionally bring the whole network's collective capacity to bear, we are interested in learning how to better harvest the data that is coming out of diverse deliberative and dialogue based conversations on this topic. If you or your community partners are already organizing conversations on the topic, we would like to weave insights from all our various forums, circles, and series together to give elected officials the most useful information about how the public is coming to judgment on this important issue.

* 8. If yes, please describe your completed/planned convening (who, what, when, where, why, how, etc.):

Shipping Address / Next Steps

* 9. Shipping Address for 20 Hardcopies of Coming to America Issue Guide

* 10. We will ship 20 Issue Guides to the above address. If you require less or more Issue Guides, please let us know the number requested.

* 11. What kind of support do you need from NIFI/Kettering Foundation to convene your forums?

* 12. Additional Questions/Concerns/Ideas