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  • Democracy Forum 4/15/16

    Host: Ann Luther, League of Women Voters of Maine    
    Engineer: Amy Browne

    Issue: Participatory Democracy

    Program Topic: Moochers and Freeloaders: Welfare for the Rich, Welfare for the Poor

    Key Discussion Points:
    a) We’ll discuss the relationship between free markets and democracy;
    b) Have the rules of government and markets have been rigged in favor of big money interests and corporations?
    c) Has populist sentiment has been played to generate resentment over welfare for the poor?
    d) Who is being served in American democracy today?
    e) What can ordinary citizen do? What policies should they support?

    a) Vanessa Williamson, Fellow in Governance Studies at the Brookings Institution

    b) Garrett Martin, Executive Director of the Maine Center for Economic Policy

    MECEP Staff Bios

    The all-volunteer team at the League of Women Voters – Downeast who plan and coordinate this series includes:
    Linda Hoskins
    Ann Luther
    Marge May
    Pam Person
    Leah Taylor
    Linda Washburn

    FMI re League of Women Voters of Maine: www.lwvme.org

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    Published on April 15, 2016 · Filed under: Democracy Forum; Tagged as:
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