1397HBS Civic Engagement Panel Discussion on American Democracy

We invite you to a lively panel discussion, moderated by Ann Ravel, a former Chairman of the Federal Elections Commission, on the State of American Democracy.

The U.S. faces existential policy challenges that require broadly supported policy solutions. Today, however, our broken political system punishes bipartisan solutions and rewards partisan stalemate.

But is here is hope? Are there solutions? The answer is yes! There is a non-partisan democracy reform movement underway in this country. The leaders and activists in this movement need your help.

Date:
September 26, 2019
6:00 - 6:30 pm: Reception (heavy appetizers and drinks)
6:30 - 6:45 pm: Opening Remarks
6:45 - 8:00 pm: Panel Discussion and Q&A

Location:
Gensler
45 Fremont St, #1500
San Francisco 94105

Ticket Prices:
HCSF Members: $35
Non-Members: $50
General Public: $60

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Topic: Can HBS Alumni Help Save American Democracy?
This panel discussion will include leaders from some of the premier organizations spearheading the most important democracy reforms in our country including:

John Opdycke, President of Open Primaries
Jay Costa, Executive Director of Voter’s Right to Know (AB 09)
John Pimentel, a leader of the political reform movement in California (MBA 1998)
Pedro Hernandez, Senior Policy Director at FairVote

Background:
The U.S. faces existential policy challenges that require broadly supported policy solutions. Today, however, our political system punishes bipartisan solutions and rewards partisan stalemate. Solving America’s policy challenges will not be possible without first reforming our political system.

Legendary HBS professor Michael Porter and Katherine Gehl produced a groundbreaking study that uses the lens of competitive analysis to diagnose the underlying problems that drive political dysfunction.

But is there hope? Are there solutions? The answer is yes! The leaders and activists in the democracy reform movement need your help, and business leaders have both an economic incentive and moral obligation to support this movement. The business community needs to change its approach to politics from one of funding and propagating a dysfunctional system to one of supporting reform of the system. But how?

Come join our discussion and connect with HBS alumni who want to get engaged in reforming our political system. Spread the word! We welcome friends of the HBSANC community and anyone interested in helping to save our democracy.

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