Our weekly bulletin board
Our weekly bulletin board
Here are the highlights of what fix-the-system groups are planning for the coming week — and other events important to the cause of reforming democracy.
Monday, January 11-Friday, January 15
National Democracy Week
The Declaration for American Democracy is hosting a series of events and actions aiming to mobilize Americans around the importance of advancing our democracy in all aspects of our government.
Tuesday, January 12
Congress Overwhelmed: The Decline in Congressional Capacity and Prospects for Reform
Timothy Lapira, Lee Drutman and Kevin Kosar — editors of a new book, "Congress Overwhelmed" — will discuss their ideas for fixing the problems that ail Congress during an event organized by the R Street Institute, American University and the Legislative Branch Capacity Working Group.
Wednesday, January 13
Better Democracy: Voting rights, election security & ethics reform in HR 1
Business for America is hosting a conversation with Rep. John Sarbanes, the primary author of the For the People Act, a comprehensive package of democracy reforms. Any business that wants to promote the health of our democracy and ensure its employees can easily and securely cast their ballot will want to learn more about this legislation.
Thursday, January 14
National Phonebank to Fight Corruption Around the U.S.
Join the RepresentUs Call Team in fighting corruption by activating members through phonebanks, turning people out to events, connecting them to their representatives and encouraging them to volunteer for local campaigns.
"Life in Congress": Managing Staff While Under Attack
The Congressional Management Foundation, in partnership with the Society for Human Resource Management, will host a webinar to provide an overview of the potential emotional reactions by congressional staff to the events of Jan. 6.
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Friday, January 15
New Member Training: Setting Up a Congressional Office
The Congressional Management Foundation is hosting a webinar for all those associated with setting up and running a freshman office in the House or Senate.
Saturday, January 16
Civic Saturday is a place to come together in civic community, be inspired and encouraged to reflect and connect, and create new civic traditions that are joyful and communal. Listen to poetry and readings of civic texts, share thoughts and ideas, and hear a "civic sermon" from Eric Liu.
Meanwhile, check out our latest news and opinion stories:
Cuomo pushes plan to ease voting in New York
Why Trump's challenges to democracy will be a big problem for Biden