Commission on Political Reform Events

The commission, comprised of 29 civic leaders and former elected officials, recently released 65 electoral, congressional and public service reforms in a report titled Governing in a Polarized America: A Bipartisan Blueprint to Strengthen our Democracy. Since the release, commissioners have led discussions across the country focused on how to get government working more effectively and engage more Americans in the political process.

They once helped broker solutions in Washington. Now they want to fix what’s broken in our nation’s capital.
Featured Speakers: Secretary Dan Glickman and Senator Olympia Snowe
Charlotte, NC
September 11, 2014

Bipartisanship Matters: A National Forum
Featured Speakers: Molly Barker, BPC President Jason Grumet, and Senator Olympia Snowe
University of Central Florida
October 2, 2014

Mastering the Congress: Political Reform 50 Years After the Great Society
Featured Speakers: Representatives Charlie Gonzalez and Henry Bonilla, and BPC's John Fortier
Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, The University of Texas at Austin
October 20, 2014

We Can Fix It - A Bipartisan Blueprint to Strengthen Our Democracy
Featured Speakers: Senator Bob Bennent and Secretary Dan Glickman
Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics
October 23, 2014

Discussion on Political Reform
Featured Speakers: Senator Olympia Snowe and BPC President Jason Grumet
Harvard Law School
October 30, 2014

Conversations on American Unity

The Bipartisan Policy Center’s (BPC) Commission on Political Reform convened a series of “National Conversations on American Unity” beginning in March 2013.

BPC is pleased to partner with USA TODAY for the town hall series.

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Meeting Locations and Schedule

March 6, 2013 The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Library, Simi Valley, CA


July 23, 2013 The National Constitution Center, Philadelphia, PA


October 15, 2013 The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

March 26, 2014 The Edward M. Kennedy Institute and John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston, MA

June 24, 2014 Commission Presents Recommendations to American People, Congress, and the President, Washington, D.C.