Video: A national conversation on public service
The Commission on Political Reform held on Tuesday its second in a series of National Conversations on American Unity in partnership with the National Constitution Center and USA TODAY in Philadelphia.
The discussion was moderated by Susan Page, Washington Bureau Chief, of USA Today, and it featured Todd Bernstein, John Bridgeland, Susan Eisenhower, Mark D. Gearan, Karen Hughes, Victoria Kennedy, Trent Lott, Chris Marvin, Eric L. Motley and Margaret Spellings.
Other events featured former Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell, Dan Glickman, Governor Dirk Kempthorne and Senator Olympia Snowe in discussions about public service.
The discussions examined ways in which Americans are serving their country, current barriers to participation in elective politics, and will analyze how political polarization is discouraging citizens of all ages from engaging in our democratic process.