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Institutional Reform to Protect Democracy

Experts discuss the reforms needed to restore checks and balances and strengthen accountability in the post-Trump era.

Past: Wednesday, July 7, 2021 2:00 pm
This is a virtual event
  • Bob Bauer
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  • Preet Bharara
  • Christine Todd Whitman
Institutional Reform to Protect Democracy

In late 2020, the Protecting Our Democracy Act was introduced in the House of Representatives with 92 cosponsors. It is a landmark reform package to prevent future presidential abuses, restore our system of checks and balances, strengthen accountability and transparency, and protect our elections. The bill would patch some of the institutional weaknesses revealed during the Trump administration and before. While there had previously been some piecemeal action on those issues, Congress has not acted holistically. This webinar discussion will focus on why reforms are urgently needed.

This event is produced in partnership with Protect Democracy and Project on Government Oversight.


  • Bob Bauer, former White House Counsel and coauthor of After Trump: Reconstructing the Presidency 
  • Preet Bharara, former United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York and Co-Chair of the National Task Force on Rule of Law & Democracy 
  • Christine Todd Whitman, former Governor of New Jersey, former Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, and Co-Chair of the National Task Force on Rule of Law & Democracy
  • Moderator: Hayes Brown, Writer and Editor, MSNBC Daily 

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