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Tue 9

November 9, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm EST

Policy over Politics: Bridging Differences to Make Democracy Work

Location: Online

Our political system only works if it can address the needs of the people it serves. Yet the ever-increasing gap in party politics, or “hyperpartisanship” is preventing our political process from meeting those needs. The next generation is playing a different game. Around the country, young people are taking action in their communities to break partisan narratives that perpetuate the “doom loop” and put policy over politics. In this 40-minute panel discussion, panelists will explore the everyday methods that young people are using to put aside political differences to make democracy work.

On Tuesday, November 9, 2021 from 5:00pm – 5:40pm ET, join Chelsea Clinton, Vice Chair of the Clinton Foundation, for a moderated special discussion with Up to Us and CGI U alumni:

  • Ishrat Aishee, Analyst at Accenture (the Emcee)
  • Xavier Lopez, Deliberative Dialogue Facilitator, National Issue Forums Institute
  • Ben Ritz, Director of the Progressive Policy Institute’s Center for Funding America’s Future
  • Yulkendy Valdez, Co-Founder & CEO, Forefront

Following the discussion, each panelist will host a virtual 30 minute networking session for all attendees. We hope you’ll join us!

Please register for this event by 2:00pm ET on November 9, 2021.