Category: Candidate Conversations

Repairing the World with the Words We Speak

Where do we start?

Voters:    Normally, when you ask a question, you expect an answer you can understand. If you don’t receive one, you ask for, or demand, an explanation. Yet, when we ask a politician a question, we expect that they will NOT answer it. Instead, they will deliver their “talking points”, point a finger at the…
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Video: Frank LaRose & George Rusiska

This mediated Candidate Conversation took place on October 30, 2014.

A Thought from "The Apostle"

“There aren’t many honest men or women in Washington anymore. Politicians get where they are by the sheer force of their egos, not their convictions. And you know what? It’s our fault as voters. We don’t demand better candidates, so we end up getting what we deserve—on both sides of the aisle.”  (Brad Thor from…
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The Elections are Over

The midterm elections are over and the voter turnout was, according to what I heard, the lowest since 1942. The cost of this round of campaigning was around $4 Billion and it wasn’t a Presidential election year. The Republicans gained seats and the forecast is that gridlock will continue, so say goodbye to Common Ground…
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Better Outcomes made it into the Akron Beacon Journal

The Akron Beacon Journal ran the following article to give a bit of publicitiy to Better Outcomes’ efforts in the recent state election. http://www.ohio.com/blogs/ohio-politics/ohio-politics-1.297397/civil-discourse-group-to-hold-event-focusing-on-27th-ohio-senate-district-in-akron-thursday-1.535925

Candidates Prove That Civil Discourse Is Possible.

We want to thank @FrankLaRose and @CitizensForRusiska for their help in making it a success. We wish them both good luck tomorrow.

Candidate Conversation a Success

The Candidate Conversation went well. The video will be up soon. Get out there and vote tomorrow. Make sure that you’re making a good, objective decision about who to vote for. Angry, emotional decisions don’t get us Better Outcomes.

Candidate Conversation Live at 6:00 PM

@FrankLarose and George Rusiska (@CitizensforRusiska) will participate in the 1st Candidate Conversation. The event is being held atTemple Israel in Akron, OH at 6:00 PM. The moderator for the event will be John Bertschler, PhD, of Northcoast Confilict Solutions. The event, “Politics as UN-usual”, is hosted by Better Outcomes and promises to be something new…
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Better Outcomes promotes civility

The West side Leader in Akron, OH included us in their 2014 Voter Guide. http://www.akron.com/editions/Akron-Ohio-News-2014-October-23/Local_organization_promotes_civility.asp?aID=24548