Americans want their government to work to solve problems like creating jobs, raising wages, improving education, and regulating banks. But Americans are frustrated with their representation and have lost faith in democratic institutions because they think government – particularly Congress – is run by and for wealthy special interests. Our democracy is out of balance, and people are demanding greater government accountability and responsiveness.
We need to rebuild trust in government and show people that we will fight to end preferential access and improper influence for moneyed interests. The good news is Americans believe certain policies can be effective in getting government back on track to serve the American people. CAP has developed a comprehensive policy framework for democracy and government reform grounded in principles of anti-corruption, fair representation, and empowering citizens to rebalance democracy so that government works for all.
Join us for a preview of CAP’s framework this Thursday, July 14, 2016 from 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. in Dirksen 106.
Pat Collier, Director, Government Affairs, Center for American Progress
Liz Kennedy, Director, Democracy and Government Reform, Center for American Progress