Civility in Public Discourse
An annual "Civility in America" survey found a record-high number of respondents who cited incivility as a major issue in America. Experts say that politicians can take the lead to change that. In June after a man opened fire on a Republican congressional baseball team at practice in Alexandria, Virginia, many members of Congress made a pledge of civility. Coming up, the rise of incivility in America and how to turn it around.
- Tom Daschle, former Democratic U.S. Senator, South Dakota
- Jim Kolbe, former U.S. Congressman, Arizona
- Carolyn J. Lukensmeyer, executive director, National Institute for Civil Discourse
- Debbie Johnson, mayor/city council president, Upper Arlington in Ohio
The Columbus Metropolitan Club hosts the National Institute for Civil Discourse (NICD) today from 12:00 pm to 1:15 pm to launch NCID's four-state initiative on civil discourse.