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With Washington failing to address the issues that matter to the American people, it is no wonder that public trust in government is near a historic low. Serious problems such as economic inequality, a ballooning debt, an overstretched military, and a broken immigration system have proven to be intractable, regardless of which party is in charge. While the past few months have shown brief moments of bipartisanship, the prevailing political sentiment in Washington is partisanship and gridlock. Elected officials remain incentivized to further polarize American politics, creating uncertainty for business leaders and a crisis of public faith.

Join the FiscalNote Executive Institute, in partnership with the Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress, on Sept. 9, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. ET for an exclusive, off-the-record, virtual discussion about how to navigate this reality by examining data-driven options and best practices that incentivize more cooperative politics. Special guests include former Member of Congress and CSPC President and CEO Glenn Nye; Neal Simon, author of “Contract to Unite America;” Chris Lu, former Deputy Secretary of Labor; Mary Kate Cary, senior fellow at the University of Virginia Miller Center and former speechwriter for President George H.W. Bush; and Patricia Villarreal Tamez, Government Relations Advisor with Shell.

Topics will include:

  • Reviewing insights and analysis from CSPC’s bipartisan Commission on Civility and Effective Governance
  • Assessing the disincentives inherent in our current electoral system
  • Framing approaches that business leaders can take to engage productively and break out of the daily drama loop over voting methods and practices