Calamity is part of our world.
A single mother of two escaped the worst of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, only to die from cervical cancer because of the lack of screening clinics on the impoverished island.
A Filipino ambulance driver accustomed to other people’s emergencies had to hike three hours daily to obtain clean drinking water for his family after Typhoon Haiyan hit in November.
By Geoffrey Plague, Vice President for Public Policy, Independent Sector
Even the most casual observer could cite numerous examples of the increasing polarization and decreasing comity among policymakers. Read more.
PPAI/”Key Issues in Tax Reform”
By Susie Brown | Sunday, September 29, 8:15 a.m.
“Key Issues in Tax Reform” was a lively 3 hour session covering a wide range of topics with smart analysis and engaging presenters. Two topics in particular informed my work, which includes dealing directly with state tax reform.
My organization, Public Agenda, helps diverse citizens and leaders navigate divisive, complex issues and arrive at workable solutions. This difficult charge can feel Herculean within our current political climate, particularly when it comes to national politics. Fortunately, on the local level there are great examples of communities working together to make progress on important challenges.
As moderator of a session at the IS National Conference last week in New York, I had the good fortune to learn about rich opportunities for people to participate in community problem-solving.
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IS conference hits new high in the Big Apple! Read more in Diana’s blog.