This conversation revolves around the challenges and obstacles (for both the public and lawmakers) with putting an issue in front of the people that need to hear. Do we have a suitable system for public engagement? What could we do better? We hear from elected lawmakers along with folks involved in grassroots lobbying organizations about their experiences. Audience members tell their stories of success and failure. Panelists include Senator Wendy Davis and State RepresentativeLarry Gonzales.
Community members and leaders join in conversation to discuss the causes of low civic participation among Austin’s young adult population and how groups are working to change that. Taped in front of a studio audience.
Original air date 10/4/2012