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Commission to Release New Bipartisan Reforms to Improve Political Process and Strengthen U.S. Democracy

Washington, D.C. – The Bipartisan Policy Center’s Commission on Political Reform will release Governing in a Polarized America: A Bipartisan Blueprint to Strengthen our Democracy, a report that contains a series of concrete recommendations to help improve the political process in an era of divided government and partisan gridlock. The report will be released on Tuesday, June 24, at 10:00AM ET at the Newseum.

Former Senate Majority Leaders Tom Daschle and Trent Lott, former Senator Olympia Snowe and former Secretary Dan Glickman – all co-chairs of the commission – will unveil the report’s recommendations and take questions.

The commission will call for specific reforms in three areas: the electoral process, the process by which Congress legislates and manages its own affairs and how Americans can engage in civic life through public service. Over the past 18 months, the 29 commissioners have engaged the American public as part of their deliberations. The reforms recommended by the commission take into account the political divisions that define our country, and the political imperatives that influence policymakers.

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WHO:

Former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle
Former Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott
Former Senator Olympia Snowe
Former Secretary Dan Glickman

Panels featuring members of the Commission on Political Reform to follow. View the full agenda here.

WHAT:

Release of Governing in a Polarized America: A Bipartisan Blueprint to Strengthen our Democracy
A new report of the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Commission on Political Reform

WHEN:

Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Media set up at 9:15AM
Press conference begins at 10:00AM
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WHERE:

The Newseum
Knight Conference Center, 8th
Floor 555 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
(use entrance on 6th Street NW) Washington, DC 20001