How 2020 Changes Everything About Politics and Governing

Moderator: John Nichols
Panelists: Francesca Hong & Gwen Moore

Gwen Moore is a senior member of Congress, who has served in the Wisconsin state Assembly and Senate. Francesca Hong is a political newcomer who won a multi-candidate Democratic primary in an Assembly that is all but certain to send her to the legislature this fall. These two dynamic leaders are at different points in their careers, yet they share a faith that the issues raised by COVID-19, mass unemployment, police violence and systemic racism demand bold new approaches to politics and governing. They’ll discuss their ideas with John Nichols. Session open to Cap Times members only, who will have a chance to ask questions of the group. Click here for information about Cap Times membership.
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Other Sessions

One-on-one with Sara Nelson

Sept. 17, 6:00 p.m.
Sara Nelson and John Nichols
Hailed as the most dynamic labor leader in the United States, Sara Nelson is the president of the Association of Flight Attendants and a key member of the AFL-CIO Executive Council. She will speak with Cap Times associate editor John Nichols about renewing the power of organized labor and her work with Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders to address economic and racial injustice.
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How Trump Broke It

Sept. 17, 7:15 p.m.
Carol Leonnig, David Maraniss and Philip Rucker
Pulitzer-prize winning Washington Post writers Carol Leonnig and Philip Rucker in conversation with colleague David Maraniss about their book “I Alone Can Fix It” and its richly detailed account of the damage the Trump presidency did to American government and democracy.
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Dark Money and Democracy

Godfrey & Kahn
Sept. 18, 11:30 a.m.
David Maraniss and Jane Mayer
The New Yorker’s Jane Mayer, the nation’s leading investigative reporter on the role of dark money in politics, speaks with David Maraniss about attempts to curtail voting rights and the role of Wisconsin’s Bradley Foundation in that effort.
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