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NCDD member organization Public Agenda is hosting a post-election event tomorrow in NYC that we want our members to be aware of. They’ll be convening a breakfast panel including two field-leading NCDD members along with an NYC city councilor to discuss making politics more responsive to public input in light of the election results. You can tweet or email them questions you want to see discussed, or register to attend if you’re in the area. Learn more in the PA blog post below or find the original here.

The State of Public Voice, Post-Election

PublicAgenda-logoMany in the United States have felt for some time that our elected officials don’t put the public’s concerns first. Now, years of diminishing trust in government and a growing divide between elites and the public have culminated in 2016: a growing, rarely productive populism and a divisive election season here in the United States.

While this year has been tumultuous and confusing, it also represents a crossroads. Can we harness the growing populism and cultivate a more meaningful, productive public conversation and a more engaged, informed public?

We’ll be exploring this and other questions during our upcoming policy breakfast, Can the Public Have a Real Voice in American Politics?

The event takes place the morning of November 17th, after the election. We’ll know who our next president will be. But we’ll have a lot more questions to explore.

We hope you can join us for this exciting conversation. We’ll dig into how politics – at the national and local levels -can become more responsive to people’s needs and give them more meaningful and powerful roles in our democracy.

This event will include a networking breakfast, panel discussion, and audience Q&A. More details are below and you can register here.


Thursday, November 17th
8:00 – 10:30 a.m. ET


Scandinavia House
58 Park Avenue, 2nd Floor, (between 37th and 38th Streets), New York, NY 10016


Geraldine Moriba
Executive Producer Program Development and Vice President Diversity and Inclusion, CNN


Carolyne Abdullah
Director of Strengthening Democratic Capacity Team, Everyday Democracy

Brad Lander
Councilmember, New York City Council

Matt Leighninger
Vice President of Public Engagement, Public Agenda

Follow the conversation online using #AMPolicy and following @PublicAgenda.

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Roshan Bliss
An inclusiveness trainer and group process facilitator, Roshan Bliss serves as NCDD's Youth Engagement Coordinator and Blog Curator. Combining his belief that decisions are better when everyone is involved with his passion for empowering young people, his work focuses on increasing the involvement of youth and students in public conversations.

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