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Defending Democracy: The State of Our Democracy Nationally and In Massachusetts
February 16, 2022 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Join LWVN, and its co-sponsor the Charles River Regional Chamber, on Wednesday, February 16, 2022, 7:00-8:00pm, for a presentation by the Leadership Now Project on the state of our democracy nationally and in Massachusetts.
Global and domestic indicators reveal and American democracy in decline. A Pew Research Center poll shows that trust in government has declined from over 70% in the 1960s to just 20% today.
What can be done to change course? Join Leadership Now and LWVN for a robust conversation on the state of our democracy and the role business and associations can play in helping to uphold it.
Leadership Now Project is an association of business, academic and policy leaders dedicated to upholding democracy through sustained and strategic engagement. It was incubated by a group of Harvard Business School alumni and now has over 350 members in seven chapters across the country.
Many of its principles are the same as the League of Women Voters. One of its core principles is the relentless defense of democracy – from the checks and balances of leadership to freedom of the press. Ending gerrymandering, ensuring voter access, and pursuing campaign finance reform are examples of essential changes needed to renew our democracy.
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