Interview: Strengthening the town meeting tradition

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Some call town meeting America’s best example of direct democracy in action, and today the practice will be in full swing throughout Vermont. Even though the meetings speak to specific local issues affecting the communities where they’re held, there is a growing interest in the Town Meeting from well outside the state. Mitch Wertlieb talks with Carolyn Lukensmeyer, the founder and president of “America Speaks,” a Washington-based nonprofit organization dedicated to observing and finding ways to improve town meetings.

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