Army of Volunteers: Should National Service Be Mandatory
Bipartisan Policy Center - National Constitution Center
The Commission on Political Reform (CPR) will hold its second in a series of National Conversations on American Unity in partnership with the National Constitution Center and USA TODAY in Philadelphia.
Former Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell will join CPR co-chairs Secretary Dan Glickman, Governor Dirk Kempthorne, Senator Trent Lott, and Senator Olympia Snowe for discussions on public service.
The event will convene former elected officials, community, business, and public service leaders for a town hall meeting. The discussion will examine ways in which Americans are serving their country, current barriers to participation in elective politics, and will analyze how political polarization is discouraging citizens of all ages from engaging in our democratic process.