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Our Damaged Democracy: Can We Fix It?

On Monday, October 1, the League of Women Voters of Buffalo/Niagara will present a panel of experts who will be discussing the current state of affairs of the country’s democracy. The dialogue behind the event revolve’s around a recent book, written by Joseph A. Califano Jr., titled Our Damaged Democracy: We the People Must Act. The panelists have been asked to formulate their thoughts with the sentiments of the book in mind, each bringing to the table their own unique perspectives. The panelists are:

  • James E. Campbell, PhD, UB Distinguished Professor of Political Science, SUNY University at Buffalo, will discuss polarization in American political life and the role and impact of the president.
  • Jamie P. Pimlott, PhD, Associate Professor of Political Science, Niagara University, will talk about the role of Congress, plus women in politics.
  • Peter Yacobucci, PhD, Associate Professor of Political Science, SUNY Buffalo State, will address the role of the Supreme Court, current issues, and ideas for conflict resolution.

America is divided, and there appears to be no light at the end of the tunnel. There is a great rift that must be overcome. But how can it be done?

The free program will take place from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m., at the Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site, 641 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14202. This program is co-sponsored by the TR Site and the Association for a Buffalo Presidential Center, and supported by the American Association of University Women Buffalo Branch. The TR Site is easily reached via public transportation. Parking is free in the lot behind the building, accessible from Delaware Avenue or Franklin Street, between Allen and North Streets. The program is free and open to the public. To reserve, call the League office at 716-986-4898. See Facebook event.

Lead image: American flag found discarded along a street on Buffalo’s West Side

Written by queenseyes


Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside, Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival.

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