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Briefing on 2021 Edelman Trust Barometer

Organizer: Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget/FixUS

Trust in societal institutions and leaders has been declining for many years in the United States and globally, with negative ramifications for the state of democracy around the world.

Please join a briefing on the 2021 Edelman Trust Barometer. Edelman has been studying trust for 20 years, turning data into insight on perceptions and trust in institutions. Their 2021 report highlights the current state of mistrust in societal institutions around the globe, the pervasiveness of misinformation, and how this environment is impacting businesses, government, NGOs, and the media.

We will be joined by members of the Edelman team, who will share key findings from the 2021 report and allow for an opportunity to answer your questions.

Location: Webinar

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To make democracy function again, would you listen to a thousand years of experience?

Murphy is the director of FixUS, the democracy reform advocacy arm of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, a fiscal policy think tank. Murphy is also chief of staff for that organization, and Tomchik is deputy chief of staff.

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Virtual Screening of 'UnRepresented' and Panel Discussion

Organizer: Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget/FixUS

The pandemic and election exposed deep divisions among the public and raised serious questions about whether our political system is up to the task of addressing the major challenges we face. Please join us for an advance screening of "UnRepresented" — a new documentary about how to overcome these partisan frictions — and exclusive access to a panel discussion featuring the filmmakers and subject matter experts.

This award-winning documentary explores the driving forces behind political dysfunction and highlights some of the reforms that are gaining traction to restore a government that better serves the people. It features experts such as Professor Lawrence Lessig of Harvard Law School, and Maya MacGuineas of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget and FixUS.

A link to view "UnRepresented" will be emailed to you on Monday, Dec. 14. You will have 48 hours to view the documentary.

Location: Webinar

Political Reform and the 2020 Election

Organizer: Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget/FixUS

On Election Day, much of the country's attention was focused on the top of the ballot and determining who would control the White House and Congress. But in many states and localities across the country, several political reforms were on the ballot including redistricting reform, ranked choice voting, primary reform and more.

Join FixUS for this virtual public event where we will hear from leaders and experts on political reform. You'll learn what specific reforms were on the ballot, how it went, lessons learned, and implications going forward as well as an opportunity for Q&A.

Location: Webinar

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