The State of Our Democracy With Anthony Romero
July 7, 2022
It’s a precarious time for American democracy. This year, the Supreme Court term resulted in a number of concerning opinions that rollback civil rights and civil liberties across many facets of American life, most notably the decision in the Dobbs case that overturned the constitutional right to an abortion. At the same time, the congressional hearings around the violent attack on the capitol on January 6, 2021, have revealed a dangerous and unabashed attempt to subvert our electoral system.
When people don’t have trust in their government or its institutions, when our electoral system is riddled with fractures, it can be hard to mount meaningful change. One of our most powerful mechanisms of change is voting. So… we’re at an impasse, and we’re going to acknowledge that today and explore ways to surmount the challenges ahead of us.
Joining us to discuss is the ACLU’s Executive Director, Anthony Romero. Anthony has been at the helm of the organization since 2001 and has seen our work through a number of inflection points. He knows, better than most, that progress is possible, even after major setbacks.
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In this episode
Anthony D. Romero
ACLU Executive Director
Host of At Liberty and Senior Executive Producer of Multimedia, American Civil Liberties Union
This episode, The State of Our Democracy With Anthony Romero, covers the following issues we work on –