Off the Bench and Into the Game: Democracy Isn't a Spectator Sport

11/29/2004; 58 minutes

While the number of problems facing the U.S. continues to mount, Americans' civic engagement remains at an all-time low. Experts predict a large turnout for the 2004 presidential election, but will that be enough to re-engage our citizenry in the rights and responsibilities that distinguish the U.S. and make it a symbol of freedom and opportunity throughout the world? How do we advance the issues that affect the long-term health of America while our citizenry remains apathetic? Rebecca Rimel of The Pew Charitable Trusts addresses these concerns and outlines how philanthropy can make a difference. (#9063)

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