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The Overton Window: Learn, Persuade, Make a Difference AFF-Detroit

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Detroit Beer Co.

1529 Broadway Street

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Detroit, MI 48226

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Hear Mike Reitz discuss the Overton Window and how you can become more effective to persuade on ideas and issues that are important to you

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How does change happen? How do you explain social movements? What determines which ideas politicians will support and which ideas will stay on the shelf? The Overton Window of Political Possibility is a model that explains how ideas influence policy. Named for the late Joseph P. Overton, senior vice president of the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, the Overton Window pervades culture, showing up in news reports, television shows, best-selling novels, academic literature and political commentary. The Mackinac Center’s executive vice president, Michael Reitz, will discuss the Overton Window and how you can become more effective to persuade on ideas and issues that are important to you.

Join us at 6:00pm to meet and network with other young professionals from across Michigan. The remarks will begin at 6:30pm, with more networking to follow. As always, we'll have free food and your first drink is on us.

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Michael Reitz is the executive vice president of the Mackinac Center for Public Policy. Since joining the Mackinac Center in 2012, Reitz has overseen efforts to advance free-market recommendations in Michigan. The team’s victories include right-to-work legislation, pension reform for school employees, criminal justice reform and ground-breaking legislation to expand ridesharing in the state. Before joining the Mackinac Center, Reitz was with the Freedom Foundation in Olympia, Washington, as its general counsel and director of labor policy. Reitz is president of the Michigan Coalition for Open Government, an organization that educates citizens about the importance of government transparency. He serves on the board of Americans for Fair Treatment, which offers resources and support to public sector union members. Reitz received his law degree from Oak Brook College of Law and Government Policy. He is a member of the Washington bar and is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit.

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