The Commission on Political Reform (CPR) held its second in a series of National Conversations on American Unity in partnership with the National Constitution Center and USA TODAY in Philadelphia.
The event convened former elected officials, community, business, and public service leaders for a town hall meeting. The discussion examined ways in which Americans are serving their country, current barriers to participation in elective politics, and analyzed how political polarization is discouraging citizens of all ages from engaging in our democratic process.
Read the press release here.
View the agenda here.
Read about the latest USA Today/BPC Poll here.
Former Governor of Pennsylvania (D)
Former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture (D)
Former Governor of Idaho, U.S. Senator, and U.S. Secretary of the Interior (R)
Former U.S. Senate Majority Leader (R-MS)
Former U.S. Senator (R-ME)
Former Director of the White House Domestic Policy Council and USA Freedom Corps
Rev. Floyd Flake
Former U.S. Representative (D-NY); Pastor, Greater Allen A.M.E. Cathedral
Former Director, Peace Corps; President, Hobart and William Smith Colleges
President and CEO, California Community Foundation
Former Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs; Worldwide Vice Chair, Burson-Marsteller
Co-founder, Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate
Eric L. Motley, Ph.D.
Former Special Assistant to President George W. Bush; Vice President, the Aspen Institute
Executive Chairman, The PNC Financial Services Group
Former U.S. Secretary of Education (R)
A National Conversation on the State of American Unity
Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Library
March 6, 2013