As co-publisher of The Fulcrum, Debilyn Molineaux's name is synonymous with cross-partisan bridge building and the importance of civil dialogue in a democratic society. In this episode of How to Win Friends and Save the Republic from the National Association of Nonpartisan Reformers, Debilyn discusses her path from advertising to being a candidate for public office to co-founding some of the most influential bridging organizations in the democracy ecosystem.
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In this episode of the Let's Find Common Ground podcast, a journalist explores stories of hope in bringing people together in a polarized age. Nathan Bomey is a reporter for USA Today and author of the new book, Bridge Builders: Bringing People Together in a Polarized Age. In this interview we hear more about people from many walks of life who are building the structure of a new, more united America. Common Ground Committee is part of a robust and growing national movement of bridge builders, who are working to reduce incivility and toxic polarization in America today.
Generational divides in American politics are nothing new, but they seem particularly striking now as the oldest Millennials turn 40 this year. Charlotte Alter has spent the past four years documenting these interesting political dynamics and joins The McCourtney Institute For Democracy to discuss with the team in this episode of the Democracy Works podcast.
In this edition of the Toppling the Duopoly podcast, host Shawn Griffiths is joined by Tom Charron, who represents a new group called the California RCV Coalition (Cal RCV). At a time when ranked choice voting is gaining attention, the group is set to officially launch on September 21st during an online Zoom event that is open to the public.
Charron explains why more California cities and the state as a whole need ranked choice voting for their elections and the benefits it would bring to bolstering representation across sociopolitical demographics. The discussion examines the nonpartisan nature of ranked choice voting, which now has broad support across the political spectrum.
Chad Peace is a nationally recognized leader in election law, voter rights, and a legal strategist for the Independent Voter Project. On this episode of How to Win Friends and Save The Republic, Peace discuss his background, the rise of independent voters, and how that is affecting the landscape of the democracy reform movement across the country.
In the most recent edition of Democracy Works, a podcast from the McCourtney Institute for Democracy, the team discusses one of Democracy's central tensions: the collective vs. the individual and what our responsibilities are as democratic citizens.