Citizen University TV

Lessons in civic power with host Eric Liu

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About Citizen University TV

Citizen University TV offers an up-close look at lessons in civic power and engagement.

Eric Liu is founder of Citizen University and executive director of the Aspen Institute Program on Citizenship and American Identity. He was a speechwriter and deputy domestic-policy adviser for President Bill Clinton. He is the author of You're More Powerful Than You Think: A Citizen's Guide to Making Change Happen and A Chinaman's Chance, and co-author of The Gardens of Democracy and The True Patriot. For 11 years, Eric interviewed hundreds of Seattle's leaders for Seattle Voices on Seattle Channel. He is a regular columnist for and a correspondent for 

Citizen University TV: Democracy Vouchers
Citizen University TV: Democracy Vouchers

In the premiere episode of Citizen University TV, host Eric Liu offers up a lesson on the sources of civic power and shares real-life stories of citizen action, including a conversation with Estevan Muñoz-Howard, one of the leaders of the "democracy vouchers" Honest Elections Seattle initiative approved by Seattle voters last fall. Learn how Munoz-Howard and his team were able to enact this first-in-the-nation campaign-finance model and what lessons we can all learn from the process. To learn more about why we launched Citizen University TV, head over to our blog for a post by Liu.


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