At a time when it seems American democracy is being redrafted on-the-fly, The Atlantic is hosting a high-level discussion examining the original drafting of American democracy -- as set forth in our founding documents. It chronicles how it has been impacted by changes in the political sphere, including public confidence in institutions like Congress, the courts and the national news media.
The event, which will be held Thursday evening at the New York Bar Association in midtown Manhattan, features a lineup of speakers including:
Preet Bharara, former US Attorney for the Southern District of New York
Trevor Potter, President, Campaign Legal Center
Jeremy Heimans, Co-founder and CEO, Purpose
Alex Wagner, Senior Editor, The Atlantic
Randi Weingarten, President, American Federation of Teachers
Steve Clemons, Washington Editor at Large, The Atlantic