DEMOCRACY IN AMERICA: IS EVERYONE IN?

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“Democracy in America: Is Everyone In?” is a conference that seeks to shine a light on the current state of American democracy.

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“Democracy in America: Is Everyone In?” is a conference that seeks to shine a light on the current state of American democracy through lectures and panel discussions on its most enduring principles and pressing challenges. The conference features some of today’s leading thinkers, advocates, and policymakers – including RDI Chairman and former world chess champion, Garry Kasparov; former North Dakota Senator, Heidi Heitkamp; Washington Post Columnist, Max Boot; CEO of Generation Citizen, Scott Warren; and other incredible speakers.

The conference aims to tackle the political polarization and extremism that has come to define this moment in American life - in which democratic values are often put aside in favor of partisan interests. While an increasingly entrenched electorate casts ballots only for “their side,” the decline in civics education is such that a third of millennials believe democracy is inessential and two-thirds of all Americans can’t name the three branches of government, according to a recent study. These trends present both a risk to the future of our democracy and an urgent need to revitalize the constitutional principles on which this country became the world’s leading representative republic.

Join us to discuss where we go from here, how we can achieve a rational, humane immigration policy, and how to educate the citizens of tomorrow to become active participants in strengthening and preserving our democracy.

RDI is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization dedicated to creating a constituency that understands and prioritizes core Constitutional principles in the US. CUNY Hunter College has a reputation for academic excellence.

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