Oregon+Citizens Initiative Review
Closing circle quotes from Fall 2008 pilot:
"In this world where we can't talk about politics... it's really been enlightening to be here... why do they believe that way, what inspired them to think that way?"
"It's a valuable experience for me, talking to people who have a different point of view, different backgrounds, different ages."
"The main thing i really enjoyed was the respect and the kindness for each other."
"It's not right vs. wrong, it's how can we do what's best for everyone?"
"It's possible to argue without fighting, because there never was a fight... and yet there was considerable disagreement and discussion."
"Made me feel like i want to get more involved."
"I found faith in the regular Joe Voter."
"If this diverse group can do this, why can't this be the model for doing business in America?"