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Sign Up for Democracy Exchange on June 7

May 24, 2011

Join Nick Nyhart of Public Campaign and Amalia Deloney of the Center for Media Justice on June 7 at 2 pm eastern in a discussion about how democracy reformers can recruit new allies and broaden public support by communicating about our issues more effectively. Public Campaign and the Center for Media Justice have both worked to frame campaign finance and media reform in ways that resonate with groups that traditionally are focused on other reform priorities. Learn about what these organizations have tried and discuss what lessons we as a community can learn about how we frame our work and reach out to others.

Sign up here to join this one hour conference call on June 7 at 2 pm. eastern.

At the end of the call, we will feature several quick briefings about important new projects to be aware of. Joining us to speak about these important new programs will be:

Karen Hobert Flynn from Common Cause
Aparna Sridhar from Free Press
Eddie Hailes from the Advancement Project
Caitlin Ginley from the Center for Public Integrity

Once you sign up for the call, we’ll send you more information about how to call in.

Future Democracy Exchanges

Each month, the Campaign for Stronger Democracy will spotlight a different topic for our Democracy Exchanges and ask key leaders to share about their experience working on the topic. Future topics that you can sign up here to participate in will be:

How Can We Better Involve New Immigrants in our Civic Life?
July 7, 2011 @ 2 p.m. eastern

Join David Lubell of Welcoming America along with Terry Amsler and Mahvash Hassan of the California Institute for Local Government in a discussion about the importance of immigrant “welcoming”, civic inclusion, and their place in the broader democracy reform agenda. We will hear about the exciting work that David, Terry and Mahvash have been leading to involve local governments and their communities to more actively welcome and engage immigrants in the civic and political life of their communities. Learn about this innovative work and discuss the different ways that democracy reformers can support immigrant civic inclusion.

How Can We Fight Budget Cuts that Threaten Our Democracy?
August 2, 2011 @ 1 p.m. eastern

Join Daniel Schuman of the Sunlight Foundation, Julie Murphy of the Points of Light Institute, and Ted McConnell of the Campaign for the Civic Mission of Schools in a discussion about federal budget cuts and what we can learn from the FY2011 budget process to prepare for potential cuts in FY2012. The recent political battle over the federal budget saw threats to a wide array of programs that are important to a healthy democracy, including public media, national service, civic education programs, immigrant civic integration grants, open government programs, public financing of elections, and more. Learn about what took place for FY2011 and discuss what we as a community can do to protect against future cuts.

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Sign up here to participate in one or all of the Democracy Exchanges. We will send around call-in details and other information soon.

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