Our Common Purpose

Reinventing American Democracy for the 21st Century

Our Common Purpose: Reinventing American Democracy for the 21st Century, a report recently released by the American Academy of Arts & Sciences’ Commission on the Practice of Democratic Citizenship, presents a sweeping and comprehensive proposal to strengthen American constitutional democracy. As communities around the nation search for ways to make our nation’s democracy more resilient, Little Rock will serve as the nation’s pilot city for efforts to advance the report’s recommendations. The CALS four-part series marks the start of Little Rock’s Our Common Purpose programming and the beginning of the city’s commitment to serving as a model for the nation in building a better political future.