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Apr 28 2020

The Brookings Institution: Needed – Budgeting tools to address the fiscal aftermath of stimulus spending

Our budget project was cited in a blog post by The Brookings Institution! We brought together 23 diverse stakeholders and reached consensus on 5 proposals to improve how Congress manages its $4 trillion annual budget.

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Apr 3 2020

The Fulcrum: Meet the reformer – David Eisner, taking a top mediator into its 2nd decade

David Eisner was interviewed by The Fulcrum on April 3rd, 2020. David discusses his first civic engagement, biggest professional triumph, most disappointing setback, favorite political movie/tv show, and more!

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Mar 24 2020

Convergence Names David Eisner New President & CEO

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Feb 14 2020

The Shepherdstown Chronicle: ‘Talking Politics in an Angry America’: Stubblefield Institute hosts second event in The American Conversation Series

President and Founder of Convergence, Rob Fersh, moderated a panel discussion hosted by the Stubblefield Institute at Shepherd University on February 3rd. The Shepherdstown Chronicle summarized the event, which focused on how to hold productive conversations across political divides.

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Jan 16 2020

How Do We Fix It Podcast: Want Consensus? Try Convergence – Rob Fersh

The How Do We Fix It podcast interviewed Convergence’s President and Founder, Rob Fersh. This episode highlights our work convening people with divergent views to build trust, identify solutions, and form alliances for action on critical issues.

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Jan 1 2020

Forbes: Four Bold Predictions In K12 Education For The Next Decade

“Kelly Young, President of Education Reimagined, believes that both schools and programs will shift toward a student-centered model. ‘I predict that by 2030 learner-centered education will exist as a local option for most kids in the United States reaching young people across lines of geography, race, and socio-economic backgrounds.’ ” – Jabez LeBret.

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Dec 8 2019

Forbes & The Wall Street Journal: Proposals by Convergence’s Long-Term Care Financing Collaborative Cited by 2020 Candidate

“Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg has proposed an ambitious plan to reform long-term care finance and delivery in the US. It includes a public catastrophic long-term care benefit, enhancements to the private long-term care insurance market, reform to Medicaid long-term services and supports (LTSS), and higher wages and benefits for direct care workers.” – Howard Gleckman.

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“Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg claimed last month that “everything that we have proposed has been paid for, and we have proposed no tax increase on the middle class.” The South Bend, Ind., mayor is incorrect on both counts: He hasn’t said how he’d pay for all his proposed spending. He has endorsed one explicit tax increase on the middle class, and his recent retirement plan provides an outline for another. Add it up, and middle-class workers could face a trillion dollars in new taxes.” – Chris Jacobs.

Read more in The Wall Street Journal.