News and Public Affairs 4-26-2021

News and Public Affairs 4-26-2021

By |2021-04-26T18:28:54-04:00April 26th, 2021|Blog, Weekly Guests|Comments Off on News and Public Affairs 4-26-2021

Counterpoint with Scott Harris

1) Luke Savage a staff writer at Jacobin Magazine and a contributor to Current Affairs, The Atlantic, The Guardian, New Statesman and others, talks about his recent article, “Democrats Can’t Push a Progressive Agenda Without Smashing the Filibuster,” and what’s at stake for pending progressive bills passed by the House.

2) Shannon Ligon and Aaron Carter Bates with the Lawyers Matter Task Force talk about the federal lawsuit their group filed against Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, Attorney General Ashley Moody and Orange County Sheriff John Mina in a legal challenge to Florida’s “anti-riot” law that criminalizes protest, imposes criminal penalties for people who block the street while engaging in non-violent civil disobedience, while at the same time granting criminal and civil immunity to drivers whose vehicles strike and injure protesters in public streets.

3) Bo Shuff, Executive Director of the group DC Vote will discuss the campaign to pass legislation in the U.S. Senate that would make Washington, D.C. the 51st state, after the passage of the same bill in the House of Representatives on April 22nd.

4) Sarah Ganong, Campaigns Director with the Connecticut Working Families Party talks about the campaign to support passage of public option health care legislation for CT — and reports on the protest at the home of Cigna CEO David Cordani on Monday, April 26th.

Monday, April 26, 8 pm and archived.

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