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A NEW VISION

 

“The America I want Is…” initiative is about individual expression, collective listening and citizen involvement. It’s an idea as important now as at any time in our country’s history. We at Linley Foundation want to inspire and support a national conversation about our country - from our climate challenges to a more equitable America that lives up to its promise for all.

 

 

 

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 Our Inspiration

First Nations´ Leaders Discuss Talking Circles And The Indigenous Worldview 
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INTRODUCING
AMERICA'S  
DIGITAL CIRCLE

"The America I Want Is..." 

In our Circles, we are asking people all over the country to tell us what they admire about America, what binds us together as Americans, and, finally, what is the America we all want. It is rare for citizens anywhere to be asked collectively what they want for their country. This dialogue provides an opportunity for all of us to express ourselves and be heard.  

Our program is primarily an exercise in listeningIt´s about encouraging all of us to break out of our bubbles, feeling and embracing the great diversity of vision, experience, and ways of being an American.

What we want for our country must be discussed in living rooms, class rooms, and legislatures. Our goal is to bring about a more equal and just society—a society where we treat each other decently, stretch out the hand of opportunity to everyone, and remind ourselves that in a diverse democracy we must often agree to disagree.

The Talking Circle has started. . . 
 

 THE PEOPLE´S CIRCLE 
LEADERS & THOUGHT INFLUENCERS

We are a country of families, neighborhoods and communities. They are the essence of America. To most of us, what happens in our capital seems far removed from our lives in the communities in which we live and work.  

 

We began by reaching out to Americans where they live, and we discovered that most of us love our states. We're proud of them. They are how we experience America. So we started with our states, asking leaders and influencers to tell us what they admire about their states, what their states can contribute to America, and how America might be better off if it were more like their states. We also questioned others about what America has meant to them.

 

It is important that our leaders and influencers to be part of the program. They want to know what Americans want for their country. They also have positions and the experience to turn what Americans want into action. Our goal is to inspire them to do so.

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What is the America you want?
NOW IT'S YOUR TURN. 
JOIN OUR GREAT AMERICAN CIRCLE OR SEND US YOUR VIDEO.
 
IF YOU´D LIKE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE CIRCLE, CONTACT OUR FACILITATOR.
CLICK HERE.

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IN - PERSON CIRCLES

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WE ALSO WANT TO GET TOGETHER TO LISTEN 


While most of our Circles are conducted digitally, we are also organizing in-person Circles to reach the broadest cross-section of the American public. These in-person Circles will be professionally moderated, filmed and edited. You will be able to see the results on this site and on our social media platforms.

WHAT WE WILL ACHIEVE

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1. PARTICIPATION

Participating in a conversation about America is a win for all of us. It can help expand our sense of being an American, walk in the shoes of others, and tap into the collective understanding of our nation. 

2. ACTION

We are circulating the video comments to state leaders and influencers. We will bring the people and their leaders together in webinars for strategic discussions on how to put the wishes of the American people into action.

3. ARQUIVE

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