LWVCC is one o the sponsors of this Braver Angels event. The notice below was adapted from the announcement by Braver Angels of IL at this site.
Wednesday, June 28, 2023, Rantoul High School, 5:30 – 7:30 PM, Light Meal Provided . Space is limited, so please fill out this interest form if you would like to participate.
Background: Are you concerned about the extreme polarization and hyper-partisanship that currently exists, nationally, in Springfield, and even here in Champaign County?
Do you wish that instead of fighting, our leaders would work together on the issues that matter most to their constituents? Such as helping grow the local economy and making sure everyone has the skills and support they need to find good jobs and provide for their families?
Two of your elected officials, Sen. Faraci (a Democrat) and Rep. Marron (a Republican) want to do just that, and they want YOU to be part of the conversation.
Sen. Faraci and Rep. Marron will be participating in a Constituent Conversation sponsored by the Braver Angels of East-Central Illinois, part of a national nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing together people from different political viewpoints for civil and respectful discussions.
This conversation will start with polarization/hyper-partisanship in politics and then focus on workforce development (training/education, hiring & staffing, opportunities & barriers, etc.) in Rantoul and northern Champaign County.
The goals of the Conversation are:
1) To better understand our fellow citizens beyond our political differences
2) To give Sen. Faraci and Rep. Marron the opportunity to learn your thoughts and concerns on these issues
3) To provide you, the constituents, the experience of having direct communication with two local elected state officials from both parties
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