As you may know, I was the Democratic nominee for Congress in Virginia's very Republican 6th District. I've given a lot of thought since Election Day about how the urgent battle in American politics can best be fought in heavily Republican districts like the 6th (and others here in Virginia). And I've come up with something that excites me.
True, the electoral deck is badly stacked against us in these gerrymandered, "conservative" districts. But rather than be discouraged by that reality, we can turn it into an opportunity.
So I invite you to come hear and discuss my ideas, on the University of Virginia campus in Charlottesville, this coming Wednesday, February 20, at 6 PM in Clark, Room 108. I am speaking there at the invitation of the University Democrats.
The talk has the title - In the Wake of the 2012 Elections: How to Address the Pathology in Our Politics
"A force has arisen that is more destructive and more dishonest than anything seen before at center stage of American politics. This goes deeper than normal politics. In this moral and spiritual crisis, the soul of America is at stake."
Dr. Schmookler, an award-winning author, political commentator, radio talk-show host, and teacher, will discuss
• What his campaign experience showed about problems in our democracy
• Signs that constructive forces are gaining strength
• Strategies in Virginia and beyond for fighting the battle that must be fought
Andy Schmookler, an award-winning author, political commentator, radio talk-show host, and teacher, was the Democratic nominee for Congress from Virginia's 6th District. He is the author of various books including The Parable of the Tribes: The Problem of Power in Social Evolution and Debating the Good Society: A Quest to Bridge America's Moral Divide.
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