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Strengthening American Democracy Through Voter Engagement (PEAK Minnesota)

Democracy makes our communities more inclusive and healthier. However, the events of the past year—from the insurrection of January 6, 2021, to the ongoing attack on voting rights demonstrate—that our democracy is far more fragile than most of us realize. In a recent Forbes article, more than 100 scholars issued a warning that American democracy is in danger and called for federal reform.

Come listen to this panel of policy, legal, government, and philanthropic experts discuss the importance of supporting and strengthening democracy and the various strategies that nonprofit and government sectors can employ. We hope attendees will walk away feeling inspired to explore how their organizations can step up and participate in civic engagement work.


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Emily B. Friedman
Senior Associate General Counsel
MacArthur Foundation

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Melanie Peterson-Hickey
Sage Cancer Programs

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Dawn Hunter
Southeastern Region of the Network for Public Health Law

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Deborah Philbrick
Program Officer, Climate Solutions
MacArthur Foundation


Open and complimentary to all


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