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Saturday, September 28 • 1:00pm - 2:15pm
How to Fix American Politics

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In a two-part discussion, POLITICO’s Ryan Heath unpacks potential solutions to improve the state of our politics today. Part one features Heath in conversation with Montana Governor Steve Bullock, a 2020 Democratic Presidential Candidate. In part two, Heath and a panel of special guests talk about real-life experiments and pie-in-the-sky ideas.

Presented by and programmed in partnership with POLITICO.

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Ryan Heath

Senior Editor for POLITICO
Heath is political editor at POLITICO Europe, with particular responsibility for shaping POLITICO’s 2019 European elections coverage. Heath also creates a weekly podcast, “ EU Confidential,” and manages the EU Influence lobbying and campaigns newsletter for POLITICO.

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Margaret Spellings

CEO of Texas 2036 and Former U.S. Secretary of Education
Spellings is the CEO of Texas 2036, a public policy nonprofit that conducts research for policymakers to make informed decisions about the state’s future. Previously, she served as U.S. secretary of education under President George W. Bush from 2005 to 2009, and most recently she... Read More →
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Steve Bullock

Governor of Montana and Democratic Candidate for U.S. President
Bullock has served as governor of Montana since 2013. He announced his candidacy for president in May. He began his career working as legal counsel to the secretary of state of Montana before becoming the executive assistant attorney general and the state’s acting chief deputy attorney... Read More →
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Ellen L. Weintraub

Chair of the U.S. Federal Election Commission
Weintraub has served as a commissioner on the U.S. Federal Election Commission since 2002 and is currently serving her third term as chair. Prior to her appointment to the FEC, Weintraub was of counsel to the Political Law Group of Perkins Coie LLP and counsel to the House Ethics... Read More →
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Guy-Uriel Charles

Co-Director of the Duke University Center on Law, Race and Politics and Professor of Law at Duke University Law School
Charles is currently the Edward and Ellen Schwarzman professor of law at Duke University Law School and heads the university’s Center on Law, Race and Politics. He also serves as the Bennett Boskey visiting professor of law at Harvard Law School, which he joined as faculty in 2009... Read More →
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Cecilia Muñoz

Vice President for Public Interest Technology and Local Initiatives at New America
Muñoz joined New America in 2017 as vice president for public interest technology and local initiatives. Previously, she served for eight years on President Barack Obama’s senior staff, as director of intergovernmental affairs and as director of the Domestic Policy Council. Muñoz... Read More →

Saturday September 28, 2019 1:00pm - 2:15pm CDT