February 10, 2022
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm, Eastern Time
ACS At-Large: Discussion on Constitutional Amendments
Learn answers to questions sparked by the 2016 presidential election, such as, “Why do Americans still accept the Electoral College, this patently anti-democratic feature of our election system?” and “How did other generations go about fixing or mitigating other ‘bugs’ in the U.S. Constitution?” Professor Wilfred Codrington will discuss these issues and others in the context of his new book, The People’s Constitution: 200 Years, 27 Amendments, and the Promise of a More Perfect Union, which he authored with John Kowal, his colleague at the Brennan Center for Justice. This book is a rigorous, yet accessible, narrative history that chronicles the “who, why, and how” previous generations have improved our founding charter—making it more just, more democratic, more inclusive, and more responsive to the needs of a changing country—through the constitutional amendment process set out in Article V.