A National Conversation on Public Service

WHEN: Tuesday, July 23rd 2013 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm

WHERE: National Constitution Center (F.M. Kirby Auditorium), 525 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19106

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Recap: Commission on Political Reform Convenes in Philadelphia for Town Hall on Public Service

BPC/USA TODAY National Survey of Adults of Regarding Public Service

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.

A National Conversation: American Unity & Public Service from Bipartisan Policy Center and National Constitution Center on FORA.tv

MasterLogo_292h.jpgThe 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.

View the webcast, Twitter, and voting grandstand

Featured Panelists

Ed Rendell
Former Governor of Pennsylvania (D)

Dan Glickman
Former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture (D)

Dirk Kempthorne
Former Governor of Idaho, U.S. Senator, and U.S. Secretary of the Interior (R)

Trent Lott
Former U.S. Senate Majority Leader (R-MS)

Olympia Snowe
Former U.S. Senator (R-ME)


Molly Barker
Founder, Girls on the Run

Todd Bernstein
President, Global Citizen

John Bridgeland
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

Mark Gearan
Former Director, Peace Corps; President, Hobart and William Smith Colleges

Jennifer Granholm
Former Governor of Michigan (D)

Antonia Hernandez
President and CEO, California Community Foundation

Karen Hughes
Former Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs; Worldwide Vice Chair, Burson-Marsteller

Victoria Kennedy
Co-founder, Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate

Chris Marvin
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

Jim Rohr
Executive Chairman, The PNC Financial Services Group

Margaret Spellings
Former U.S. Secretary of Education (R)

Diane Tomb
President and CEO, National Association of Women Business Owners

Past Events

A National Conversation on the State of American Unity
Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Library
March 6, 2013

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National Constitution Center (F.M. Kirby Auditorium)