Democracy Forum 3/12/12

Issue: Participatory Democracy
Host: Ann Luther, League of Women Voters
Engineer: Amy Browne
Broadcast Time: 10-11:00 a.m.

Program Topic: Dysfunction in Congress: What Do We Need to Make It Work

Key Discussion Points:
a) What are the underlying, structural, or procedural problems that keep Congress from governing effectively: e.g., extreme partisanship, endless fundraising, erosion in the “regular order” of business, concentrated corporate and donor influence.
b) What do you think are the three most important things to change: for example, redistricting, campaign finance reform, return to regular order
c) What can citizens do?

Guests by name and affiliation:

A) Maine’s Second District Congressman, the Honorable Mike Michaud, 2nd District Congressman Mike Michaud.
B) Arn Pearson, Vice President of Programs at Common Cause.

Call In Program: Yes