The State of Public Voice, Post-Election
Many in the United States have felt for some time that our elected officials don’t put the public’s concerns first. Now, years of diminishing trust in government and a growing divide between elites and the public have culminated in 2016: a growing, rarely productive populism and a divisive election season here in the United States.
While this year has been tumultuous and confusing, it also represents a crossroads. Can we harness the growing populism and cultivate a more meaningful, productive public conversation and a more engaged, informed public?
We’ll be exploring this and other questions during our upcoming policy breakfast, Can the Public Have a Real Voice in American Politics?
The event takes place the morning of November 17th, after the election. We’ll know who our next president will be. But we’ll have a lot more questions to explore.
We hope you can join us for this exciting conversation. We’ll dig into how politics — at the national and local levels — can become more responsive to people’s needs and give them more meaningful and powerful roles in our democracy.
This event will include a networking breakfast, panel discussion and audience Q&A. More details are below and you can register here.
Thursday, November 17th
8:00–10:30 a.m. ET
58 Park Avenue, 2nd Floor, (between 37th and 38th Streets), New York, NY 10016
Executive Producer Program Development and Vice President Diversity and Inclusion, CNN
Director of Strengthening Democratic Capacity Team, Everyday Democracy
Councilmember, New York City Council
Vice President of Public Engagement, Public Agenda
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