You wish the conversation about government was different . . .

If you’re frustrated with the current conversation about government in our country, we share your concern. It may seem like any discourse about government these days is fraught with partisan rhetoric and ideological opinion. But, each and every day, in communities all across the country good people, community leaders and public sector managers are trying to make decisions together about public priorities. Doing so requires a more pragmatic and practical debate about the responsibilities of our government in community life. We believe there are ways to foster this sort of civic (and civil) dialogue about public systems, programs and policies. If you are seeking ways to engage friends and colleagues in a conversation about government, to push back against stereotypical attacks on the public sector, and hoping to foster more productive discourse in your community, of the following resources and approaches might be helpful to your efforts.