THE LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS – DOWNEAST PRESENTS A PANEL DISCUSSION ON
THE IMPORTANCE OF A FREE PRESS
Our liberty depends on the freedom of the press, and that cannot be limited without being lost.
Thomas Jefferson, 1786
The League of Women Voters – Downeast presents a panel discussion on Journalism and Democracy, focusing on the importance of a free press in a functioning democracy and the challenges facing us today.
DATE AND TIME: Saturday, March 2, 2019 2:00-4:00 p.m.
WHERE: Moore Community Center Theater, Ellsworth
John Christie: Veteran journalist and co-founder of the Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting
Irwin Gratz: Host of Morning Edition, Maine Public
Liz Graves: Managing Editor of the Mount Desert Islander
Joseph Reisert: Professor of American Constitutional Law, Colby College
Ann Luther, the host of Democracy Forum on WERU-FM, will serve as moderator.
The event is free and open to the public with a reception to follow.
The panel discussion is made possible through a grant from the Maine Humanities Council and the partnership of WERU Community Radio, along with the co-sponsorship of The Ellsworth American and the Mount Desert Islander.
The League of Women Voters – Downeastis a nonpartisan political organization, which encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy. Membership in the League is open to men and women of all ages. Founded in 1920, it is one of America’s most trusted grassroots
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