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Democracy Matters - Episode 22: Civic engagement, social distancing, and democracy reform


 
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SUMMARY: Democracy is very much a collective activity. Inside, we come together to debate, discuss, do the work of government, and make laws. Outside, we protest and hold rallies. But much of this is not possible. Social distancing presents a tremendous challenge. In this episode from The Democracy Group podcast network, we look at the barriers and the opportunities as we all deal with the COVID-19 pandemic.


Democracy is very much a collective activity. Inside, we come together to debate, discuss, do the work of government, and make laws. Outside, we protest and hold rallies. But much of this is not possible. Social distancing presents a tremendous challenge. In this episode from The Democracy Group podcast network, we look at the barriers and the opportunities as we all deal with the COVID-19 pandemic.  

“COVID, the pandemic … has really brought to bear not just the inequities and the inequalities, but also the necessity to have a much more active sense of democracy as a verb — democracy as an action that we can all be part of.”

-Juleyka Lantigua-Williams, 70 Million

Host: Richard Davies, Co-host, How Do We Fix It?, @DaviesNow

Guests

Mila Atmos, Host, Future Hindsight, @milaatmos

Juleyka Lantigua-Williams, Founder and CEO of Lantigua-Williams and Co., Creator and Executive Producer, 70 Million, @JuleykaLantigua 

Carah Ong-Whaley, Associate Director at James Madison Center for Civic Engagement at James Madison University, Co-host, Democracy Matters, @CarahOng

Lee Drutman, Senior Fellow at New America, Co-host, Politics in Question,@leedrutman

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Published: Thursday, April 30, 2020

Last Updated: Friday, May 1, 2020

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