Democracy Forum 5/20/16

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

Issue: Participatory Democracy

Program Topic: Us vs Them: Is Government the Enemy

Key Discussion Points:
a) We’ll discuss the history and cultural origins of American attitudes toward government
b) How these attitudes have evolved over time, and
c) Whether these attitudes have been purposefully amplified by vested interests.

Guests:
Colin Woodard, award winning author and journalist www.colinwoodard.com/
Amy Fried, Professor of Political Science at the University of Maine umaine.edu/polisci/faculty-and-staff/amy-fried/

The all-volunteer team at the League of Women Voters – Downeast who plan and coordinate this series includes:
John Bradford
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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