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Just a quick reminder about what's coming up ….

Friday, April 16, 4:00 p.m. 
WERU Community Radio 89.9 FM streaming at weru.org

Divided We Stand: Can diversity be our strength?

We'll talk about whether this is one of the most divided moments in American history.  How have these fractured moments come up in our prior history? What role is the emergence of multiracial democracy playing in this current divisive moment? What role has race played in the divisions of the past? Can a polity come back from such serious fragmentation? How have we gotten past it before, or have we?

We'll be joined by 

This new episode will be pre-recorded; no listener calls will be taken. Comments and questions may be emailed to news@weru.org with Democracy Forum on the subject line.
 

Saturday, May 1, 12:00 noon.
Hosted on Zoom

Let's Talk: For the People Act

We'll be joined by two people from LWVUS who are leading the effort to pass H.R. 1/S.1Alicia Gurrieri is the Organizing Manager for the League of Women Voters. Priya Pandey is the Legislative and Policy Coordinator at the League of Women Voters, where she works with the advocacy and litigation department.

The For the People act is historic legislation that would make it easier to vote in federal elections, end congressional gerrymandering, overhaul federal campaign finance laws, increase safeguards against foreign interference in elections, strengthen government ethics rules, and more. Alicia and Priya will help us understand what the Act would do, why the League believes its passage is vital, and what each of us can do to help. There will be time to answer your questions.


 

Wednesday, May 5, 5:00 p.m.
Hosted on Zoom

May Book Group

We're reading The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together by Heather McGhee, Penguin Random House., 2021         

While you're reading the book, you might also be interested in a couple of YouTube videos featuring Heather McGhee talking about her book. This one is from Democracy Now! And this one is from FAN with Elizabeth Warren.

Don't worry if you haven't finished the book. Join us anyway — it's always a good conversation.

Email us at downeast@lwvme.org for the Zoom link.
 

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