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Sept. 22: Media Advisory: Program for Deliberative Democracy To Host Deliberative Poll on Allegheny County Governance

Contact: Shilo Raube / 412-268-6094 / sraube@andrew.cmu.edu

Media Advisory:

Program for Deliberative Democracy To Host
Deliberative Poll on Allegheny County Governance


Event: The Program for Deliberative Democracy (PDD), a joint venture between Carnegie Mellon University's Center for the Advancement of Applied Ethics and Political Philosophy and Pittsburgh's Coro Center for Civic Leadership, has partnered with The Pittsburgh Foundation to gather informed public opinion on improving local government in Allegheny County.  A key component of this initiative is a Deliberative Poll, which will be conducted at Carnegie Mellon.

Deliberative Polling(r) is a process designed to improve decision making by using facilitated and structured conversations to gather information on how a representative sample of a community feels about a particular issue.  Residents from Allegheny County will gather for a discussion and provide feedback on county municipal services.

Media are invited to attend the plenary overview session to learn more about this unique public opinion gathering exercise and speak with Robert Cavalier, co-director of the PDD and a teaching professor of philosophy at Carnegie Mellon; Greg Crowley, co-director of the PDD and vice president of program development and evaluation at Coro; Jeanne Pearlman, senior vice president for program and policy at The Pittsburgh Foundation; and Jane Downing, senior program officer at The Pittsburgh Foundation.

When: 8:30 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 25.

Where: Rangos Ballroom, University Center, Carnegie Mellon University

Media: You must register to attend; please contact Christopher Whitlach at 412-394-2620 or whitlachc@pghfdn.org.

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