Good Enough for Government Work

Moderator: Rachael Cobb (Associate Professor and Chair, Government Department of Suffolk University)

Handicap Accessible Assistive Listening Devices


Alan Solomont

Alan Solomont

Jim Stergios

Jim Stergios

David Paleologos

David Paleologos

Rachael Cobb

Rachael Cobb

 

Good Enough for Government Work

A Partners in Dialogue Program of Historic Old South Meeting House

 
With so many representatives of the people pushing policies that the people don’t like, one wonders how we got to this point. If we insist on a modicum of qualification for all who determine how the state runs our lives – including ourselves – it follows that we will reap better results. But should a citizen have to pass a test on current events to vote? Or should our members of Congress have to pass a simple science test to serve on a science-oriented committee? Most importantly, would this method of civic testing break through voter apathy, particularly among young adults, or further alienate them? Let’s review whether Americans are savvy enough to participate in a democracy and, if not, how we might adjust our civic processes to encourage us all to rise to the occasion.

 
Thursday, April 2, 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Old South Meeting House, 310 Washington Street

 

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