Reclaim Our Democracy is an inclusive, collaborative, multi-partisan movement to limit and control the corrupting influence of money on elections and politicians. Our goal is to reclaim our democratic rights as citizens of the United States of America to have a government that truly represents and supports the needs and desires of all people. We: Educate ourselves and others. Organize learning events. Collaborate with other organizations. Help grow the Democracy Movement.
The Reclaim Our Democracy group at First Parish in Concord and Concord Indivisible invite you to attend an online conversation with our U.S. Representative Lori Trahan.
In the midst of a pandemic, recent primary elections in Wisconsin, Georgia and elsewhere have been fraught with problems: closed polling places, long lines, broken voting machines, delayed absentee ballots, and removal of voters' names from voting lists. We must address these issues before the fall elections. Voting by mail and voting in person, must be available and accessible to all citizens in every state. Rep. Trahan will review what Congress has done, what remains to be done, and how we can help.
Unitarian Universalist President Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray has challenged all UU churches to "UU the Vote" in 2020. We will be showing the 40 minute film "Suppressed: The Fight to Vote," which tells the story of voter suppression in Georgia during the 2018 election. After the film we will learn how we can help UU the Vote from three knowledgeable speakers:
Diane Proctor, former President of the League of Women Voters, Concord-Carlisle
Susan Leslie, UUA Congregational Advocacy & Witness Director
Kate Kavanagh, founder of Concord Indivisible
Location: First Parish in Concord, 20 Lexington Rd., Concord, MA