Progressive Watertown Hosting Virtual Forum on “Rebuilding” American Democracy

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The following announcement was provided by Progressive Watertown:

Progressive Watertown presents: Our Democracy Under Siege — How to Rebuild a Better and More Just Democracy. A virtual public forum moderated by Michael Ansara.

Hosted by Progressive Watertown.
Sunday, Nov. 7th, from 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.

The Trump movement is a direct threat to our constitution. To understand the damage inflicted
upon our democracy, we need to address the threats facing us. This forum will explore issues
such as low voter turnout, how to create enthusiasm for our government, and how to challenge
the cynicism that many Americans feel toward our democracy. As we look to the future we need to build solidarity as racism, xenophobia, and numerous inequities and injustices result in pessimism in the American populace. Join us for a lively discussion with our distinguished panelists.

Panelists

Danielle Allen, political scientist, Harvard Professor and Massachusetts gubernatorial candidate.

Jay Kaufman, former Massachusetts State House Representative and founder of Beacon
Leadership Collaborative

Quentin Palfrey, lawyer, policymaker and political candidate.

Moderator

Michael Ansara, political activist, organizer and author.

You are invited to a Zoom meeting.

Nov 7, 2021 02:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Register in advance for this meeting:

https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUode-qpzgiGtSghdMPwtVdIwFnESMFVhVX

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

12 thoughts on “Progressive Watertown Hosting Virtual Forum on “Rebuilding” American Democracy

  1. “Rebuilding American Democracy”? Seriously? So a “far left” political scientist from Harvard, a former state rep and a “political candidate” are going to tell us how we can avoid the danger of the “far right” so there will be “equity, inclusiveness, an end to racism and in the end, utopia! Sounds more like a Disney movie. Just look at the U.S. Congress where the biggest danger to the new radical liberals are the old Democratic liberals. That should explain things quite clearly.

  2. The haters are out on this one. No surprise. They aren’t big fans of democracy in the first place. Most give a pass to their cult leader despite his fomenting of insurrection.

  3. Biden is a dictator. He implemented more Executive Orders than any other President in history. He shut down the pipeline and now is begging the Saudis and others to release more needed oil to us at a discounted price. Why would they do that?; he gave up any leverage we had. Biden also said he couldn’t issue mandates to take the vax because it was illegal and he did it anyway. There are too many issues to address. The mainstream media won’t show how diminished he is mentally, but the man is not capable to be President. He’s just implementing what the far left wants. As far as the so-called insurrection, Pelosi failed to put enough extra Capitol officers on duty when they had advance notice there was a lot of chatter on line about potential problems from extremists. No one wants to hold her feet to the fire. Biden is in office now, but the haters still have to go back blaming Trump for everything as their only tag line. We certainly had a better economy when Trump was in office. It is the far left groups like this one who are causing all the divisions in our country by constantly trying to create racism where it doesn’t exist.

  4. “The Trump movement is a direct threat to our constitution”
    this is a true fact.
    It is what was going on in Germany in the 1930’s. Remember hoe that turned out.
    To quote a famous Lutheran Priest –
    First they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out — Because I was not a socialist. Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out — Because I was not a trade unionist. Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out — Because I was not a Jew. Then they came for me — and there was no one left to speak for me.
    Pastor Martin Niemöller, 1946? about the cowardice of German intellectuals and certain clergy of it’s time.
    We are again in dangerous times where hate and open white supremacy is going on with out consequences. Republicans are vilifying everyone who is not of their faith or that they can manipulate. No one has committed more crimes in office or out than T-Rump and his associates.
    Dear republicans – what happened to your belief in law and order? Of protecting human life? Do onto others as you would have done onto you? Your “alternative facts” are just lies and we all see it.

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