Are you ready to accept the challenge?

This election season has been all about the economy. Jobs, the deficit, federal spending…these are issues that are at the forefront of many voter’s minds, and therefore, that’s what the various Republican candidates and President Obama are talking about on their stump speeches.

Now, given the state of the economy, it’s not hard to understand why these are issues are the focus of many voters, even young people. For the first time in a long time, the economic outlook for young Americans is bleaker than it has been for previous generations. And yet, our generation is the most global generation in history. We recognize that the world is interconnected, and that what happens in one corner of the world, affects us all. We also recognize that as a result of this interconnectedness, combined with our deep desire for a more just, healthy, peaceful and sustainable world, US foreign policy needs to change to reflect this reality and this aspiration.

Elections are an opportunity to chart a new path for the US role in the world. And 2012 is no exception. So amidst all of the talk about jobs and the economy, we are hosting a conference to make global issues a part of the electoral discourse. Check out the rest of this website for info. on sessions and workshops, partners and more. And stay on top of The Loop for updates on the conference as it gets closer.

We’re excited about this opportunity but recognize it will also be a challenge. We’re up for it…are you?

About AIDemocracy

Americans for Informed Democracy (AIDemocracy) is a 501 (c)(3) organization that relies on public donations to help our organization and keep our student-led programming focused on pressing global issues with timely events and activities. We'd love to see you make a donation or join out student network, and thank you in advance for doing so.


  1. I am prepared to send you $250 if you tell me that you will hire a helicopter to take photographs of the gathering and you specify the time that everyone is to be there to be photographed and advertise it. (say mid-afternoon?) Generally the “police” estimates of attendance is way below the number of people that attend the event. I am assuming you will have more than 50,000 attendees!

    Tom Haines

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