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.
Former Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell joined CPR co-chairs Secretary Dan Glickman, Governor Dirk Kempthorne, Senator Trent Lott, and Senator Olympia Snowe for discussions on public service.
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.
View the agenda 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)
Founder, Girls on the Run
President, Global Citizen
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
Former Governor of Michigan (D)
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
Managing Director, “Got Your 6” and CPT (US Army, Retired)
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)
President and CEO, National Association of Women Business Owners