Nov 14, 2018

Veterans in Congress: How They Spark Bipartisanship – and Why the 116th Congress Should Continue this Momentum

This week, we celebrate Veterans Day by honoring the brave men and women who have fought and served to defend the freedom and values that are foundational to our democracy. Veterans Day was officially established in 1954 but is linked... Read More

Nov 7, 2018

Elections Are Over: Now’s Our Opportunity to Revitalize the New 116th Congress

Election seasons are tough, rough-and-tumble, and divisive.  With midterm elections now over—a much-needed respite from the contentiousness—it’s time for our elected officials to come together and commit to working better for us. Read More

Oct 31, 2018

Let’s Make Washington Less Scary: 5 Ways to Reform Congress

Congress can often seem as scary and tricky as Halloween, but we can change that! With just over two months until the start of the new, 116th Congress, the window for change is now. That’s why former Senate Majority Leaders Tom Daschle... Read More

Oct 24, 2018

Leveraging Technology to Make Congress Work Better for Us

While most people associate late October with pumpkins, ghouls, and falling leaves, did you know it also represents an unlikely celebration of our democracy? The telegraph, which celebrates an important anniversary this week, represents a... Read More

Oct 17, 2018

The Countdown to a New Congress is On: Here’s How We Can Set Up the 116th Congress for Success

The bad news: Only 17% of Americans approve of the job Congress is doing. The good news: We’re on the cusp of a new Congress where we can make a functioning government a reality! How do we reform Congress to make it work better for the... Read More

Oct 9, 2018

Reviving Civility During and After Campaign Season

Campaign season is a time that, unfortunately, tends to bring out the worst in American politics. Far too often, mudslinging and name calling are prioritized over respectful dialogue. With political polarization at a seemingly all-time... Read More

Oct 2, 2018

The Importance of Being an Engaged Citizen

Last Wednesday, September 26, the nation marked an important moment for our democracy: National Voter Registration Day. Established in 2012 to encourage the millions of Americans who aren’t registered to vote to exercise their right,... Read More

Sep 25, 2018

Momentum for a Congress of Tomorrow is Growing

Here’s a headline you won’t see every day: momentum to reform Congress is growing on Capitol Hill. Over the last few weeks, more and more members of Congress are calling for the creation of a Joint Committee on the Organization of... Read More

Sep 17, 2018

How to Restore the Founding Fathers’ Vision for Congress

231 years ago, this week, delegates to the Constitutional Convention signed the U.S. Constitution, and each year on September 17 we commemorate its creation and signing. Our founding fathers designed this document to be a national... Read More

Sep 10, 2018

A Nation United: How Bipartisanship Is Still Alive

This week, we remember the tragedy that occurred 17 years ago on September 11. As we recall the shock and sadness, we also reflect on the unification and strength that emerged that day as Congress set aside party labels and partisan... Read More


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