The Bipartisan Collection Joins the Conversation

The Bipartisan Senate Series by Brad Oldham
Last year, in conjunction with the launch of The Bipartisan Collection, Pure Sculpture joined forces with the Bipartisan Policy Center, a non-profit Washington, D.C.- based think tank that actively promotes bipartisanship and works to address key challenges facing the nation. On July 23, 2013 the BPC's Commission on Political Reform convened in Philadelphia's National Constitution Center to discuss public service in America. The Commission on Political Reform launched with two main purposes - to understand the causes and consequences of America's partisan political divide and to advocate for specific electoral and congressional reforms to help Americans achieve shared national goals.

In view of Independence Hall where our nation's founders drafted the Constitution 226 summers ago, winners of the Snaps of Service photo contest were awarded medallions created and donated by Pure Sculpture's Brad Oldham. In addition, The Bipartisan Collection was onsite for the event which was moderated by USA TODAY Washington Bureau Chief Susan Page and included discussions with Former Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell, Governor Dirk Kempthorne, Senators Trent Lott and Olympia Snowe.

Senator Olympia Snowe with Pure Sculpture's Kristen Everett.

Many important conversations took place that day, including discussing barriers to elective office and appointed positions in the government, ways to increase the number of women interested in running for office and the state and need of public service in America. To view the entire webcast of the Commission's event, visit here.

Thanks to the Bipartisan Policy Center for including Pure Sculpture and The Bipartisan Collection in this important event.