Seven Ground Rules – Updated

For our March 26, 2013 TACKLE with TAC4 event, we are dramatically changing our format to better dig into the core philosophies of each panelist.  To that end, we have also updated our Seven Ground Rules for Political Discourse™:

  1. Show respect, with no hint of blame
  2. Assume positive intent from all on the other side
  3. Understand and care about the other side’s needs, fears, and proposed solutions
  4. Do not complain without offering solutions with realistic action steps that meet both sides’ needs
  5. Clarify opinion from fact
  6. Seek the truth and workable solutions over political positioning
  7. Where there are moral philosophical differences, clarify without accusation and move on
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March 26 Immigration Panelists

About our Panelists
Kate Miller is a graduate of Western Kentucky University and has a M.S.S.W. from the University of Louisville’s Kent School of Social Work.  She worked as a labor union organizer before coming on as the Program Associate at the ACLU of Kentucky in 2008.  She currectly serves as Program Director.

Her work at the ACKLY of Kentucky is focused on education and advocacy regarding voting rights, abolition of the death penalty, immigrants’ rights and youth programming among other issues.  She serves on the board of the Hispanic/Latino Coalition, Fairness Campaign and the Kentucky Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty.

Some of her work on immigration includes organizing the 2013 immigration advocacy day, New Kentuckians at the Capitol, in addition to other legislative work as well as coordinating public education, research, and organizing initiatives.

Tomas Mauricio has had a wonderful and varied life.  He has been a concert pianist, an educator, and a mentor.  After 27 years as a professor and performer, Tomas decided to explore the world of business.  He is now a Real Estate Broker, a Life Coach, a political analyst, a radio talk show host, and an Advocate for America.

Tomas is first generation American.  His father immigrated from Spain, and his mother from Cuba.  From an early age Tomas’ parents instilled in him the ideals of courage, fortitude, and faith.  Education was at the foundation of his parents’ beliefs.  When he began first grade at the age of five, Tomas could communicate in several languages with Castilian Spanish being his primary language.

Tomas began his academic pursuits under the tutelage of the Jesuits.  They awakened his mind and spirit to pursue knowledge by being rigorous and disciplined.  Throughout his years of academic work and musical training, Tomas continued to pursue his desire to understand life, to live rather than to just exist.

Today, with his extensive background in Humanities, Philosophy, and Business, Tomas is working to help others find their true path in life.  Tomas is currently writing a book on immigration: Building a Nation: Immigration Through Respect, Not Walls.

March 26, 2013 TACKLE Event – IMMIGRATION

Are you frustrated with the tone of political discourse?  Do you hunger for reasoned discussion on current political events where people actually listen to the points of the other side?  TAC4 Solutions invites you to our next TACKLE with TAC4 event on March 26, 2013 to discuss Immigration.

Date Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Time 6:00pm-8:45pm
Topic What is the most important provision for successful comprehensive immigration reform that allows for equal opportunity?
Panelists
  • Kate Miller, Program Director, ACLU of Kentucky
  • Tomas Mauricio, Advocates for America Radio Network
Location Creative Workshop 1205 E. Washington Street, Suite 101, Louisville, KY (Butchertown)
Cost $8.90 for preregistered guests $10.00 at the door
Capacity First 100 registrants
Registration http://tackle20130326.eventbrite.com

Please print the confirmation page on the registration site and bring with you as a ticket for entrance to the event.  For additional information, please check our website and Facebook page:

Send this invitation to everyone you know who may be interested.  Thanks, and I hope to see you on March 26.  Let’s show the world that we really can respect people who disagree with us on difficult issues and work together to find good solutions.

T. Alan Claypool

President, TAC4 Solutions

January 22 TACKLE with TAC4 Event

Friends:

Are you frustrated with the tone of political discourse?  Do you hunger for reasoned discussion on current political events where people actually listen to the points of the other side?  TAC4 Solutions invites you to our next TACKLE with TAC4 event on January 22, 2013 to discuss the question, Does gun control reduce violence?

Date Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Time 6:15pm-8:30pm
Topic Does gun control reduce violence?
Panelists
  •   Keith Rouda, Regional Organizer for Kentucky,   MoveOn.org
  •   Charles Riggs, Director of Kentucky Concealed Carry   Coalition
Location Creative Workshop

1205 E. Washington Street, Suite 101, Louisville, KY   (Butchertown)

Cost $8.90 for preregistered guests

$10.00 at the door

Capacity First 100 registrants
Registration http://tackle20130122.eventbrite.com

Please print the confirmation page on the registration site and bring with you as a ticket for entrance to the event.  All proceeds go to a local charity determined by the panelists.

For additional information, please check our website, Facebook page, and blog:

Send this invitation to everyone you know who may be interested.  If you are interested in helping plan or work the event, contact me at the number below.

Thanks, and I hope to see you on January 22nd.  Let’s show the world that we really can respect people who disagree with us on difficult issues and work together to find good solutions.

T. Alan Claypool

President, TAC4 Solutions

http://www.tac4solutions.com

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Seven Ground Rules for Political Discourse – Revision

After several TACKLE with TAC4 events, we see benefit in making small revisions to the Seven Ground Rules for Political Discourse™.  The new release of the ground rules are:

  1. Show respect, assuming good motives
  2. Do not complain without offering solutions with realistic action steps
  3. Blame the process, not the person
  4. Clarify opinion from fact
  5. Seek the truth over political positioning
  6. Where there are moral philosophical differences, clarify without accusation and move on
  7. Hold yourself and others accountable to words and commitments with consequences
We look forward to walking in these ground rules at our upcoming TACKLE with TAC4 events!

September 25th Panelists

We are fortunate to have secured two distinguished local physicians as our panelists for our September 25th TACKLE with TAC4 event.

Dr. David Bybee, M.D., M.A.C.P., F.A.C.E.

Born in Harlan, Kentucky, Dr. Bybee grew up in Louisville and holds an undergraduate degree in music history from the University of Louisville. He earned his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine in Lexington and completed his residency in Internal Medicine at University Hospital in Lexington. He joined the U.S. Navy and moved to the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, where he completed his Fellowship in Endocrinology and Metabolism. After completing a tour of active duty in the Navy, he moved to Chicago, Illinois, and a post-doctoral fellowship in Neuroendocrinology. He has served on the faculties of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences and Northwestern University as an Assistant Professor of Medicine and currently serves as an Associate Professor of Medicine on the clinical faculty of the University of Louisville and participates in the teaching of medical students.

 Dr. Bybee strives to apply the principles of process quality improvement to diabetes care. He is particularly concerned that his patients acquire a firm base of knowledge of diabetes self-care. He also has a particular interest in pituitary, thyroid, and metabolic bone disorders.
Dr. Bybee is board certified in Internal Medicine and Endocrinology and Metabolism. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and a Fellow of the American College of Endocrinology. Dr. Bybee has received the Laureate Award of the Kentucky Chapter of the American College of Physicians and is listed in “The Best Doctors in America” by Woodward/White, Inc., publishers. Dr. Bybee received the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists’ “Outstanding Clinical Endocrinologist Award” in 2008. He is active in The Greater Louisville Medical Society and will serve as President 2011-2012. Dr. Bybee and his wife, Polly A. Coombs, M.D., share a love for music and often perform classical music together as the “Singing Dog Duo” and in the church choir. They are active supporters of the musical arts in our community.

Dr. Dan Eichenberger, M.D.

Dr. Dan Eichenberger, affectionately and more functionally called “Dr. Dan” by his staff and patients, is a lifelong native of Floyd County.  He graduated from New Albany High School in 1981.  During high school and while completing his BA in Chemistry at Indiana University Southeast, he worked as a hospital orderly and then as an emergency department technician.  Following completion of his medical degree from University of Louisville, Dr. Dan chose to specialize in both adult Internal Medicine and Pediatrics and completed his combined residency through the University of Louisville affiliated hospitals.  Dr. Eldridge and Eichenberger, who attended medical school together, graduated in 1990, established the Physician Associates of Floyd Knobs, LLC that has grown to 5 doctors and 1 nurse practitioner and a staff of more than 30 employees.  Dr. Dan is also the Chief Medical Officer at Floyd Memorial Hospital and Health Services and Assistant clinical professor at University of Louisville.
Dr. Dan and his wife Stephanie have lived in Floyd County since 1983 and reside in Floyds Knobs, IN.  They have four children: Daniel Jr., Jake, Sally and Stuart.  They are Christian, and embrace the authority of God’s Word, the Bible.  They are active members of Northside Christian Church.  The family enjoys water sports, tennis, fishing, hunting, and boating.

Dr. Bybee and Dr. Eichenberger will discuss “The Benefits vs. Consequences of Universal Health Coverage”.