Jeff Merkley '79

Jeff Merkley

IR Alum Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) ’79 spoke at an event on Stanford's inaugural Democracy Day (November 2). Senator Merkley called for active civic engagement to counter major threats to American democracy caused by increasing polarization, social media, the corruption of elections, and paralysis of the Senate. His advice to students: "Don't be on the sidelines."

Read or listen to the article featured in The Stanford Daily.