Prominent Leaders From Both Major Political Parties are Joining a New Bipartisan Discussion of Government Reform
NEW YORK, March 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Prominent leaders from both major political parties are joining an online discussion series on how to fix broken government. The series – titled America the Fixable – was launched earlier this month by TheAtlantic.com in partnership with Common Good, the nonpartisan government reform coalition founded and chaired by civic leader and bestselling author Philip K. Howard. America the Fixable brings together prominent leaders from both major political parties, as well as other leading experts, to discuss a new topic of national importance each month.
The month of March is focused on “How Obsolete Laws Clog the System,” and April will focus on education reform. Among the prominent government leaders who have already contributed articles to America the Fixable, and the titles of their articles, are the following:
- Governor Mitch Daniels (R-IN): “A Governor’s Guide to Trimming Wasteful State Programs”
- Senator Mark Warner (D-VA): “Self-Replicating Regulation: How To Trim Government Overlap”
- Former Governor Jeb Bush (R-FL): “Have You Ever Tried to Eliminate a State-run Commission?”
- Congressman Jim Cooper (D-TN): “Outdated Laws and Subsidies – How Did It Get So Bad?”
“America the Fixable is tackling crucial issues that affect government’s ability to function effectively,” said Philip K. Howard. “It’s offering a bipartisan discussion in an otherwise highly polarized political landscape. Americans know that government is broken, and it’s time to talk honestly about how to fix it.”
Common Good (www.commongood.org) is a nonpartisan government reform coalition dedicated to restoring common sense to America. The Chair of Common Good is Philip K. Howard, a lawyer and author of Life Without Lawyers and The Death of Common Sense.
SOURCE Common Good