What Drives Citizen Participation?

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Watching “peaceful protests sweep across the land even amidst a plague” causes Eric Liu, cochair of the Academy’s Commission on the Practice of Democratic Citizenship, to notice the power of spirit and movement he sees even when the nation’s neck is damaged. PBS NewsHour reports on the Academy’s bipartisan fee on the state of American democracy and its report detailing 31 suggestions for tips on how to strengthen it. Judy Woodruff introduces the report and discusses it with Danielle Allen and Stephen Heintz. Bert Emerson, a participant in a listening session in Spokane, wrote a visitor column concerning the nation’s biggest challenges and what provides him hope that Americans have the will to fix our democracy. Augusta Free Press article highlights the advice – one of 31 within the Academy’s bipartisan report on reinventing democracy – for a constitutional amendment to limit election spending.

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