May 3, 2012
Thanks for stopping by — pull up a chair and take a seat at the table! It’s a rough world out there, and we have some serious things to talk about — Oregonians still need jobs, counties are going out of business, and we hear there’s more than a little mistrust of government. But we know — and you know — that Oregonians are wise and compassionate and want to help out. When we see that something needs to be done, we’re pretty good at coming up with an idea or two to tackle the problem. We want to talk over the issues and give some good advice to our decision makers. And, guess what? They want to hear it!
We’re lucky to be here at this time, when we have the tools to take our dinner table conversations and smarts out of our kitchens and into the public square. During the month of May, we’re going to try to get as many Oregonians as possible to sign up for a seat at Oregon’s Kitchen Table. (Tell your friends! Call the neighbors!) Over the coming months, we’ll have a chance to weigh in on some of the issues facing our state.
And if together we can make this experiment work, we’ll keep going. We’ll bring the common sense wisdom of Oregonians to all kinds of issues facing our state. Take a seat at the table. And stay in touch.
Cook & chief dishwasher
(and Director of the Policy Consensus Initiative)