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Meets the 2nd Monday of each month to discuss books that explore issues like racism, progressive politics, environmental activism, and equal rights for all.
The Hidden History of the War on Voting by Thom Hartmann
"Hartmann's history of voter suppression in America is necessary information given current news about voter registration purges and redistricting...a particularly timely topic for an election year, and anyone who is seriously concerned about the survival of American democracy will want to read this book and apply its lessons."--Booklist
America's #1 progressive radio host looks at how elites have long tried to disenfranchise citizens--particularly people of color, women, and the poor--and shows what we can do to ensure everyone has a voice in this democracy.
In today's America, only a slim majority of people register to vote, and a large percentage of registered voters don't bother to show up: Donald Trump was elected by only 26 percent of eligible voters. Unfortunately, this is not a bug in our system, it's a feature. Thom Hartmann unveils the strategies and tactics that conservative elites in this country have used, from the foundation of the Electoral College to the latest voter ID laws, to protect their interests by preventing "the wrong people"--such as the poor, women, and people of color--from voting while making it more convenient for the wealthy and white. But he also lays out a wide variety of simple, commonsense ways that we the people can fight back and reclaim our right to rule through the ballot box.
Progressives Book Club 2020 Book List
April- On Fire by Naomi Klein
May- Tightrope: Americans Reaching for Hope by Nicholas Kristof
June- The Founding Myth by Andrew Seidel
July- A Citizens Guide to Beating Donald Trump by David Pflouffe
August- The Hidden History of the War on Voting by Thom Hartmann
September- How To be an Antiracist by Ibram X Kendi
October- Requiem for the American Dream by Noam Chomsky
November- Me and White Supremacy by Layla Saad
December- Dear Madam President by Jennifer Palmieri