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Polarization and the Pandemic

Organizer: Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget/FixUS

Prior to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic America's political polarization and dysfunction were cause for alarm. How will the COVID crisis impact our growing divides? Will it exacerbate our partisan environment, or serve to unite us and bridge our differences? What will a post crisis political culture look like?

Please join us for a FixUS online public event with thought leaders who will examine these and other topics regarding the nature of the crisis and its effects on America's polarized landscape. The event will feature a brief presentation of a new study "Polarization and the Pandemic: How COVID-19 is Changing Us" by Stephen Hawkins, Research Director of More in Common followed by an expert panel moderated by Michael Murphy, Director of FixUS.

Location: Webinar

2020 Better Budget Process Summit: Building Momentum for Meaningful Reform

Organizer: Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget

The 2020 Better Budget Process Summit will convene lawmakers, Congressional staff, policy experts, journalists, and members of the public interested in reforming our broken budget process. The summit will be headlined by Senate Budget Committee Chairman Mike Enzi (R-WY) and Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI). The Senators will discuss their Bipartisan Congressional Budget Reform Act, the first bipartisan budget process reform bill to pass the Senate Budget Committee in 30 years. In addition, the summit will include commentary from seasoned budget practitioners, budget reform experts, and members of Congress who will highlight and discuss reform proposals.

Location: The Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington, DC

Bridging Our Divides: Confronting America’s Threat from Within

Organizer: Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget/FixUS

The United States is threatened by a paralyzed political system and growing cultural divide. Our mounting divisions are putting our nation at risk by preventing us from dealing responsibly with a range of critical threats and challenges facing us in the 21st century. This deterioration is reaching a point where we are losing trust and faith in our politicians, our institutions, and each other.

Please join us for a public forum with thought leaders and reform activists who will examine the political, economic, and cultural root causes of our growing national divides and potential solutions. The event will feature the work of FixUS, a new project of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget.

Location: Reserve Officers Association,1 Constitution Avenue NE, Washington, DC

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