New Mexico secretary of state Maggie Toulouse-Oliver talks about what it takes to run fair and accurate elections and to register all eligible voters…and we talk about her office’s responsibilities to oversee ethics among state officials.
Viki Harrison of Common Cause New Mexico on about the infrastructure that makes our democracy work, what happens when it fails, how New Mexico is doing, and how we could improve for the benefit of all citizens.
That’s the name of the gripping new book by Nancy McLean, Duke University historian, who tells the story of the cycles of US history and the ongoing attempts by the wealthy to shape government in a way that benefits them at the expense of the majority — without the majority knowing they’re doing it.
Today we talk to a congressman from Wisconsin, a director of elections from Colorado, and to the directors of two anti-corruption organizations. This is the second in a two-part series of interviews with movers and shakers from across the country working on issues from voting to corruption to ethics and transparency.
… and what undermines it? Money, corruption, inadequate laws, lack of enforcement of good laws … and the sense of despair that there are no solutions. But there are good, bipartisan solutions, according to Meredith McGehee of IssueOne.org.
Most legislators spend more than half their time asking for money instead of legislating. John Pudner talks about this deep DC dysfunction and how to achieve meaningful reform.