Sunday Platform - Adam Eichen: The Battle for the Soul of Our Republic

Sunday, July 29, 2018 - 11:00am
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor

Today’s political crisis can be traced back to a deliberate, well-funded, orchestrated Anti-Democracy Movement that emerged in the early 1970s. Though largely invisible, this movement reshaped our politics and effectively destroyed our ability as a nation to effectively self-govern. While confronting this reality is daunting, there is a bright ray of hope: an emerging Democracy Movement. This talk will explore this intergeneration, cross-partisan, multi-issue, diverse movement and will examine concrete policy solutions to our broken democracy.

ADAM EICHEN is the Communications Strategist at Equal Citizens, and policy consultant to the organization March on Harrisburg (see below). His first book, “Daring Democracy: Igniting Power, Meaning, and Connection for the America We Want,” coauthored with Frances Moore Lappé, was recently published. Adam’s articles have appeared on NBC, and in Salon and Huffington Post, among others. He served as Deputy Communications Director for Democracy Spring, a historic national mobilization for campaign finance and voting rights reform. Previously, Adam sat on the Democracy Matters Board of Directors.

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