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The Center for New Democratic Processes (CNDP) is a nonpartisan, nonprofit civic engagement organization based in St. Paul, MN with partners and clients throughout the US and globally. The Center's mission is to strengthen democracy by partnering with individuals, communities, and institutions to design and implement informed, innovative, and democratic processes to address today’s toughest challenges. The Citizens’ Jury method was invented by the Founder of CNDP (Ned Crosby) in the 1970s and the organization has conducted over 100 jury events on a wide range of topics in the US and globally.
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Pierce Conservation District works with farmers, forest landowners, homeowners, and many others with conserving their natural resources. We do a lot of stuff. Some examples include helping:
The Rural Climate Dialogues is more than just a workshop, webinar, or training. It adapts a process that uses a model called the “citizen jury.” The Center for New Democratic Processes (who will be designing and facilitating this event) has conducted a series of Rural Climate Dialogues throughout the state of Minnesota.
A citizen jury is a lot like a regular jury. Jurors will receive information from local expert testimony “witnesses” and then they will be tasked will deliberating, voting, and working together to draft a report to reflect local concerns related to extreme weather/climate change.
We don’t hear enough from rural communities about what they think about climate change and extreme weather. As a result, we can’t provide the services and resources that these communities really need or reflect your priorities in planning and decision making.
Wed, June 9th – Sun June 13th, 1 – 5:30 pm. You will need to be available for the whole time to be able to participate.
We can potentially provide you with the equipment you need to be able to participate in this event.
We will share with local partners, government agencies, and use within our own program to help inform what we can do to change how we help your community to better serve you. We also want to use this as a platform to help you connect with your local leaders and train you on how to advocate for your communities on how they can help you better.