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Civility in Government


In January 2008, a partnership of the Howard Baker Center for Public Policy, the Tennessee
Business Roundtable, the Freedom Forum, and the Bipartisan Policy Center hosted the first meeting
of a task force on civility at the First Amendment Center in Nashville, Tennessee. The task force
was comprised of leaders from business, non-profits, academia, the press, and government. Its
mission was to create a series of real-world solutions to a problem harming the foundations of our
system of governance – the lack of civility in political discourse. The aim of the task force was to
create a number of initiatives, products, and events designed to improve civility and to create, in
Tennessee, a model of civility for the entire nation. Read More.


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