On Tuesday, April 22 at 6pm EST, Mark Meckler will discuss “Challenges to Democracy” with Joan Blades, Co-Founder of MoveOn.org and Co-Founder and President of MomsRising.org.

The conversation will explore views on the root problems of democratic dysfunction and possible paths forward on policy issues where common ground can be found between the left and the right.  How can better understanding serve as the first step to solving common problems?  How should we increase the capacity of the American democratic process and give people greater voice in our political system?

Watch on live stream tonight or view footage after the forum here.

The forum is hosted by Harvard Kennedy School of Government and the Institute of Politics.

About The Author

Mark was a co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots, and served as the national coordinator. He left the organization to work more broadly on expanding the self-governance movement beyond the partisan divide. Mark appears regularly on television in outlets as diverse as MSNBC, ABC, NBC, Fox News, CNN, Bloomberg, Fox Business and the BBC. He’s highly sought after for the tea party perspective from print and electronic media outlets, from the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, L.A. Times, Washington Examiner, Politico and the The Hill. Mark blogs at MarkMeckler.com, and his opinion editorials regularly run in many of the leading political newspapers both on and offline. Mark has a BA in English from San Diego State University and graduated with honors from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1988. He practiced real estate and business law for almost a decade. For the last eleven years of his legal career he specialized in Internet advertising law. When not fighting for the future of our nation, Mark is an avid horseman, and lives in rural northern California with his wife Patty and two children.