Oregonians to weigh in on COVID-19 recovery issues in ‘virtual citizen assembly’

From KTVZ News Channel 21:

PORTLAND, Ore. (KTVZ) — Oregonians from all walks of life will participate in the state’s first virtual Citizen Assembly to weigh in on what could be some of the state’s most important policy considerations in a generation.

The virtual Citizen Assembly, a pilot project of nonpartisan, nonprofit Healthy Democracy and Oregon’s Kitchen Table, will meet weekly in July and August 2020. They will discuss, deliberate and develop a set of recommendations for Oregon’s COVID recovery that will be published online in late August. The Assembly models the kind of participatory democracy growing around the globe in recent years.

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