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“How Do We Fix Our Democracy: Culture or Structure?”

Tuesday, September 26, 2023
4:00 p.m.–5:30 p.m.
Robb Hall, Hintz Family Alumni Center
“How Do We Fix Our Democracy: Culture or Structure?”

All around us, we hear that democracy is broken or not working up to its full potential. If this is true, then how do we fix it? Some say it’s through structural reforms like changing how we vote or reforming campaign finance, while others argue the change needs to start with individual actions and a reform in our political culture. Join Christopher Beem, managing director for The McCourtney Institute for Democracy, and David Daley, FairVote Senior Fellow, for a discussion on these two alternative strategies. 

FairVote advocates for ranked-choice voting across the country. Daley’s latest book, Unrigged, chronicles citizen-led efforts to end gerrymandering, expand voting rights, and more. Beem’s latest book, The Seven Democratic Virtues, outlines steps that individuals can take to support democracy in their own daily actions. 

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Robb Hall, Hintz Family Alumni Center

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