A National Conversation on American Unity

KEYWORDS: COMMISSION ON POLITICAL REFORM, CPR TOWN HALLS, DAN GLICKMAN, DIRK KEMPTHORNE, JENNIFER GRANHOLM, OLYMPIA SNOWE, POLITICAL POLARIZATION, SUSAN PAGE, TOM DASCHLE, USA TODAY

WHEN: Wednesday, March 6th 2013 01:00 p.m. to 06:00 p.m. ET

WHERE: Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, 40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley, CA, 93065

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The Bipartisan Policy Center’s (BPC) Commission on Political Reform (CPR) launched with a town hall meeting. USA TODAY’s Washington Bureau Chief Susan Page moderated the discussion with more than a dozen commission members – including national political figures, volunteer and religious leaders, business executives, academics, state and local elected officials, and journalists. The national conversation examined how polarized our country is, the causes of that polarization and its effect on our government and decision-makers.


Featuring:

Moderator:

Susan Page
Washington Bureau Chief, USA TODAY

CPR Commissioners:

  • Hope Andrade, Former Texas Secretary of State
  • Molly Barker, Founder, Girls on the Run
  • Henry Bonilla, Former U.S. Representative; Partner, The Normandy Group
  • Tom Daschle, Former U.S. Senate Majority Leader; Co-founder, BPC
  • Heather Gerken, J. Skelly Wright Professor of Law, Yale Law School
  • Dan Glickman, Former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture and U.S. Representative; Senior Fellow, BPC
  • Jennifer M. Granholm, Former Governor of Michigan
  • Dirk Kempthorne, Former Governor of Idaho, U.S. Secretary of the Interior, and U.S. Senator; President and CEO, American Council of Life Insurers
  • Chris Marvin, Managing Director, “Got Your 6”; CPT (U.S. Army, Retired)
  • Eric Motley, Ph.D., Former Special Assistant to President George W. Bush; Vice President, the Aspen Institute
  • Reihan Salam, Lead Writer, National Review Online’s “The Agenda”
  • Olympia Snowe, Former U.S. Senator; Senior Fellow, BPC
  • Ronald A. Williams, Former Chairman and CEO, Aetna Inc.; Founder, RW-2 Enterprises LLC
  • Elaine Wynn, Director, Wynn Resorts; National Chairman, Communities in Schools; President, Nevada State Board of Education