Dispatches from the Front Lines of American Democracy

Americans speak with many voices, and nobody hears more of those voices than the people they elect to represent them and to fulfill the various tasks of governing. A member of Houston City Council, an eight-year mayor of a diverse California community, an elected public-service regulator from a few miles south of the Canadian border, and a state attorney general from a high-tech education center in the South will explore the great mix of American democracy: What matters to the people they represent? What are the challenges their communities face? What is the future they’re striving for?

Festival: Aspen Ideas 2017

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