2023: Democracy Is Worth The Fight

Mar 13, 2023

4:00pm – 5:00pm CT

Recording: 2023: Democracy Is Worth The Fight, Mar 13, 2023

We are at an inflection point in American democracy. As people demand more from their government and push for a vibrant and bold democracy, far-right movements that do not represent the majority of Americans have gained outsized political power in states, communities, and even at the Supreme Court, seeking to prevent positive change and reverse progress. What we do now will determine the future of people and democracy. While the playbook for this moment remains to be written, history provides a roadmap of how people have fought against long odds for democracy and won. This panel will feature a discussion about the fight for democracy’s future in the states-and the courts-in the face of the political realities of 2023 and the legacy of the late Rep. Barbara Jordan.

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Olivia Julianna

Gen-Z for Change

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Skye Perryman

Democracy Forward

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Shawn Thierry

Texas House of Representatives

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