Cleveland Plain Dealer highlights a National Institute for Civil Discourse Program

August 28, 2013

In a recent editorial, The Cleveland Plain Dealer discussed a recent survey by Cleveland State University and the University of Akron which found that nearly seven in 10 voters believe in civility is a serious problem in our country, our congress and among state legislatures and mentions efforts by former Ohio State Representative Ted Celeste to focus on the issues. In a partnership with the Council of State Governments, NICD has designed an introductory workshop tailored for state legislators with the goal of strengthening relationships across the political aisle. Former state representative Ted Celeste, a suburban Columbus Democrat and state Senator Frank LaRose, an Akron-area Republican plan to meet with a bipartisan group of General Assemblu members in mid-September to discuss how lawmakers can form and advance their view, and how, literally, they can do so without partisan acrimony. This follows workshops Celeste has held in cooperation with the Council last year in Cleveland. Read more here: