Actions and Detail Panel
CANCELLED: Money in Politics & What We Can Do About It - Part V - Bethel Un...
Thu, March 30, 2017, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM EDT
An in-depth look corporate personhood and money as speech from historical, legal, economic, and political perspectives.
Part V - A Call for Collaboration and Action
Vermont Lieutenant Governor David Zuckerman will work with us around the issue of taking political action to restore the role of corporate persons and money to their proper place in American Democracy. We will discuss organizing, recruiting, collaborating, messaging, what kinds of actions we can take and how effective these actions are.
Americans across the political spectrum are angry and fed up. Money and corporations have too much power and influence. This disenfranchises and disempowers the majority of Americans. It results in corruption of our government at all levels. Democracy has devolved into Plutocracy: rule by the wealthiest corporations and individuals. Students will come away with a sense of hope arising out of a renewed sense of citizenship and patriotism. Money in Politics and What We Can Do About It was developed as a 5 part series to address these issues.
D. Gene Kraus is a retired United Church of Christ pastor and an activist with a passion for lively discussion and engaging debate firmly grounded in mutual respect and personal integrity. Gene is an avid student of American Colonial history, the First Amendment, political science, and religious fundamentalism.
David Zuckerman is the current Lieutenant Governor of Vermont having been elected this past November. He served for fourteen years (1997-2010) in the Vermont House of Representatives and four years in the Vermont Senate (2012-2016).
Disclaimer: This course is NOT antibusiness, anticorporation or antiwealth. It is a nonpartisan look at the corrupting influence of corporations and money in our politics and the role of citizens in combatting this corruption.
Restrictions or Requirements: Students must be willing to honor and respect the views of those whose views are different from their own. Persons of any and all political perspectives are invited and encouraged to attend. Let's engage one another in a safe, nonjudgmental environment.