U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) and Tim Kaine (D-VA), who have worked together to sponsor wide-ranging legislation, discuss the roles of citizens and elected officials at a time when Americans are so deeply mired in their differences. The senators will explore the prospects for moving forward with a focus on effective governance, problem solving, and unity. The discussion will be introduced by UVA President James Ryan and moderated by UVA Democracy Initiative Co-Director Melody Barnes and Pilar Jimenez Larre Borges, past president of the UVA Latinx Student Alliance.
UVA’s Institute of Democracy hosts Democracy Dialogues with the goal of strengthening democracy through civil debate. We hope that this series will encourage the free sharing of beliefs and ideas, regardless of political leaning, and give our community members the opportunity to learn from one another and hear differing opinions.
This event is made possible thanks to the generous support of the George and Judy Marcus Democracy Praxis Fund, Ingrid and David Hang, and UVA Rector James B. Murray Jr. and is co-sponsored by UVA's Institute of Democracy, the Democracy Initiative, and the Miller Center.
JOIN THE DISCUSSION LIVE AND ASK QUESTIONS OF THE SENATORS BY COMPLETING THIS FORM TO REGISTER. OR, WATCH THE VIDEO OF THE EVENT AT 5 PM EDT ON APRIL 29 AT https://www.virginia.edu/live