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A selection of media coverage and opinion pieces is below. Visit our Vimeo channel to watch highlight reels from select Citizen Panel events, as well as a full-length replay of our 2020 virtual event with the Sine Institute, Niskanen Center, and CNN’s Manu Raju.

Access to Childcare Key to Rebooting America’s Economy

March 18, 2021

citybiz — When schools, childcare centers and workplaces began closing due to Covid-19 last year, life changed overnight for millions of working parents – especially…

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Connections: Can “citizen panels” create more common ground on divisive issues?

March 4, 2021

WXXI — A local organization called Civic Genius is hosting panels aimed at dismantling polarization. The organizers say the conversations neighbors and elected officials have during…

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Citizens panel connects constituents to their members of Congress to find common ground

February 18, 2021

Democrat and Chronicle — Forgive Michael E. Pollock for carrying utopian ideals of wanting his government to work better and for everyone to get along…

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Opinion: Congress must listen to the people

January 8, 2021

The Hill — As the new session of Congress kicks off, there is substantial concern that it is headed for the same kind of gridlock…

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Opinion: How Bucks County Found Common Ground on Police Reform

August 22, 2020

Bucks County Courier Times – From listening to the pundits, you would think that half of America wants to completely defund the police while the…

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Bucks Residents Show Bipartisan Support For Police Reforms, Including Chokehold Ban

August 15, 2020

WHYY – A survey of hundreds of Bucks County residents has found bipartisan support for a list of police reform proposals.

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Community Leaders, Editorial Board to Talk Police Reform in Bucks County

August 15, 2020

Bucks County Courier Times – Area leaders of minority communities will join the Bucks County Courier Times and The Intelligencer on Saturday to talk police…

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Fitzgerald: Police Reform Town Hall to Feature Local Residents

August 12, 2020

Bucks County Courier Times – A town hall-style event to discuss police reform is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 15, as the Courier Times and The…

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‘Common Ground’ Project Brings Together Divided Voters

March 2, 2020

WIVT PBS39 – A survey conducted in U.S. Rep. Tom Malinowski’s 7th Congressional District revealed majorities of Republicans and Democrats actually agree on several reforms.

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