DA Italy and the Milan Chapter will have a prominent role in the global Voter Rally Day. Congressman Raskin explains the details below:
Celebrate with Rep. Jamie Raskin and artist Kandis Davis!
"Failed State or New Reconstruction: Countdown to Judgment Day for American Democracy."
Congressman Raskin believes that American is showing the classic signs of becoming a failed state, a destination that could become irreversible if Donald Trump were to procure four more years in office. On the other hand the civilizing movements of our day--Black Lives Matter, the climate change movement, a resurgent union movement, Moms Demand Action, the LGBTQ movement-- provide the energy and framework for a New Reconstruction in America.
In fewer than 50 days we will choose between the path of authoritarianism and the path of strong democracy. What must we do to win? A professor of constitutional law and Member of the House Democratic Leadership Team, a former member of Democrats Abroad who lived in Europe and South America, Jamie Raskin will discuss this fateful moment.
Rep. Jamie Raskin’s first congressional action was to object to the certification of the election of Donald Trump as President because of voter suppression and Russian interference in the election. He is a constitutional law professor, author, and the chief sponsor of legislation to establish a congressional “oversight” commission with the authority to declare a President “incapacitated” and removed from office under the 25th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
Endorsed by the Congressional Progressive Caucus and Our Revolution he won the crowded seven-way Democratic primary with 33% of the vote and was viewed as the most liberal candidate in the race, where he was outspent in the most expensive House race in 2016.
He announced that his “ambition is not to be in the political center, but to be in the moral center.” With three other members of the House he formed the Congressional FreeThought Caucus, which he co-chairs.
He supports banning discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity and is a former DA France member and one of our 2004 Democratic National Convention Delegates.
Kandis Davis - Artist, Cellist, Model and Arts Advocate - will be introducing the art form, the Spoken Word, reciting the poetry of Maya Angelou.
Kandis spearheaded the partnership between The Cariplo Foundation, Accademia delle Belle Arti di Brera, Global Culture Talks, Fare Arte and The United States Consulate of Milan, creating an international exchange of culture through Masterclasses for visual arts.
Having been conferred Cultural Diplomacy by The United States Consulate of Milan, Kandis continues connecting cultures through the arts and fashion.
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