Washington, D.C. – On Thursday, January 22, former Maine Senator Olympia Snowe and former Secretary of Agriculture Dan Glickman, co-chairs of the Bipartisan Policy Center’s (BPC) Commission on Political Reform (CPR), will hold a wide-ranging conversation on politics, polarization and the prospects for reform hosted by the Warren Rudman Center for Justice, Leadership & Public Policy at the University of New Hampshire School of Law.
The 114th Congress is now underway, and its leaders have promised to take steps toward creating a more inclusive and effective legislature. Snowe and Glickman will discuss whether leaders can keep those promises, what further steps they should take to restore a functioning Congress and how to re-engage Americans in the political process.
CPR, comprised of 29 civic leaders and former elected officials, developed and released 65 electoral, congressional and public service reforms in a report, Governing in a Polarized America: A Bipartisan Blueprint to Strengthen our Democracy. Among the recommendations: Congress should adopt a longer work week, the House and Senate should coordinate their schedules and the minority party should be able to offer amendments to legislation.
Media wishing to attend the event or to request an interview should contact Jordan LaPier at [email protected] or (309) 838-2392.
Co-chairs of the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Commission on Political Reform:
Sen. Olympia Snowe
Sec. Dan Glickman
Thursday, January 22, 2015
Warren Rudman Center, UNH Law Campus
2 White Street
Concord, NH 03301