Celebrating Leaders in Congress while Taking Control of the Future
Posted byon September 05, 2018 at 2:32 PM
Each and every day, members of Congress serve their constituents in countless ways that simply don’t get headlines. The Bridge Alliance teamed up with the Congressional Management Foundation (CMF) to recognize the most exceptional of these public servants with the Democracy Awards. You can watch the full award ceremony on C-SPAN here, and if you think your representative has done outstanding non-legislative work, call their office and encourage them to submit a nomination for the next round of Democracy Awards.
Meanwhile, Unite America is leading a movement to elect new, independent leadership to offices nationwide. Their success was on full display two weeks ago in Denver, where independent candidates, elected officials, and reformers gathered for the first ever Unite Summit. You can see a video recap of the Summit here and you can watch one of their “Indy Talks” (TED Talk-esque) here.
Finally, the Jefferson Center will be hosting a Twitter Chat on Monday, September 10th at noon EST. They will use the hashtag #DemocracyChat to discuss the state of democracy and how we can strengthen it as a country. Among other issues, the conversation will cover (1) how technology is changing politics; (2) preserving human rights with populism on the rise; and (3) the responsibility of companies to uphold democracy. This chat will help inform the conversation at the New York Times Athens Democracy Forum.
As always, thank you for your support,
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