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Cook County, Minnesota Charter Worksheet

Top Level Intro Paragraph for Group Home Page

Each group home page starts with:

Welcome to the {Your Community} Issues Forum

Then you should share the "Intro paragraph on web site" that says what your forum is about to helps attract members and set the tone. Here is some sample text to edit:

  • This forum is a place to share community announcements and discuss local public issues using real names with civility. The goal of this forum is to give everyone a greater voice in decisions that affect the community, increase civic participation, and help encourage more input into solutions to area problems. Join now and participate via e-mail or the web. This forum will open with the 100th participant.

When a forum is in the start-up phase you can also tell people who they should contact to get involved or to join your local steering committee. You may also display a photograph of your community along side this text.

Purpose of the Forum - Short

Complete the following statement: The purpose of the {Your Community} Issues Forum is:

  • (Your answer here)

Intro Paragraph to Charter - Longer Purpose/Welcome Statement

Repeat the purpose/scope text from your Intro Paragraph for your Group Home Page for your full official "charter." Your charter is meant to be relatively stable and is your governing document that is attached to E-Democracy.Org's universal rules.

  • (Your answer here)


The Goals of {Your Community} Issues Forum are:

  • (Insert Goal #1)
  • (Insert Goal #2)
  • (Insert Goal #3)
  • (Add or subtract the number of goals as you see fit)

Typical Topics

Topics that you might find here to discuss include:

  • (Insert Typical Topic #1)
  • (Insert Typical Topic #2)
  • (Insert Typical Topic #3)
  • (Insert Typical Topic #4)
  • (Add or subtract the number of Typical Topic as you see fit)


The full text of rules governing E-Democracy.Org forums can be found here: However, your groups should pick out a few rules that you would like to highlight on your charter page.

Highlighted Rules:

  • (Insert Highlighted Rule #1)
  • (Insert Highlighted Rule #2)
  • (Insert Highlighted Rule #3)
  • (Add or subtract the number of Typical Topic as you see fit)

Who Runs This Forum

Please, use this section to insert a short description of your steering committee, including references to any organizations that are playing a leading role in organizing the forum.

  • (Your description here)

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