September Citizens Election Forum
The September Citizen Election Forum (Weekend 2) picked up where July left off. Another group of randomly selected citizens gathered to get in-depth information on the three issues chosen by the participants in July: 1) Weak Economic Growth, 2) Unemployment and 3) the Federal Debt/Deficit.
The primary purpose was to prepare for conversations in October with Reps. Betty Sutton and Jim Renacci, when the group issued evaluation of the candidates’ plans to address the three priority issues. At the end of the weekend, the participants’ notes to themselves had been documented in the attached Issues Guide, which they used to prepare for Weekend 3.
Nine experts from seven different colleges/universities presented information and took questions from the participants this weekend; see attached for information on the presenters.