POSTPONED: Progressive Political Forum: Winning Back The Working Class

Monday, May 22, 2017

POSTPONED: Due to a schedule conflict for one of the speakers, the forum has been postponed.

Progressive Political Forum: Winning Back The Working Class
Hosted By: North Lake Aggressive Progressives
Thursday, May 25, 7:00pm to 9:00pm at the Shoreline Library, 345 NE 175th, Shoreline 98155,

In the last presidential election, many working class voters (including many who previously voted for Barack Obama) shifted party allegiances and voted for Donald Trump. But this shift started well before the 2016 election as the House, Senate, state houses, and governorships across the country turned from blue to red. Today, Republicans dominate the political landscape.

In this forum, we'll explore this phenomenon: What caused the working class shift from left to right? What are the solutions?

Two special guests will help get the conversation started:

Jody Grage has been a part of the Green Party since the mid-eighties and was on the Green Party of the United States Steering Committee for six years, four of them as Treasurer. She has also been on the Coordinating Councils of the Green Party of Washington State and the Green Party of Seattle. Jody is a native Seattleite, a retired Special Ed teacher, organizer of the Nonviolent Peacekeeper Pool, founding member of Sustainable Seattle, active with the Ballard District Council, an authority on Norwegian folk costumes, and an avid knitter.

Andrej Markovčič helped reestablish the Seattle chapter of Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) in the spring of 2016. Since then Seattle DSA has grown from about 50 members to nearly 450. After serving as Acting Chair, he was formally elected the chapter’s first chair in 2017. Born and mostly raised in Seattle, he studied history at the University of Washington and is an avid climber.

updated 5-23-17


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