Wisconsin Book Festival presents Matthew Rothschild for 12 WAYS TO SAVE DEMOCRACY IN WISCONSIN

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Wisconsin, once a progressive stronghold led by Robert La Follette and others, inaugurated far-reaching reforms that broadened public involvement in civic affairs. A wave of innovative social programs aimed at making the state more egalitarian followed. In recent decades, however, the Badger State has become a laboratory for antidemocratic maneuvers that have increased the political influence of the super-rich and corporations while decreasing the power of voters. From tightening campaign finance laws and banning gerrymandering to rooting out structural racism and moving toward economic equality, each chapter focuses on one of the dozen reforms that are required to heal democracy within the state. Rothschild provides an in-depth rationale for each, dismantling the counterarguments against them and exploring the complexities involved in implementing them. He offers concrete proposals and action items for grassroots organizers and concerned community advocates to restore constituent control of state politics. This pocket-sized handbook is essential for politically aware citizens as well as journalists and watchdogs who see Wisconsin as a crucial battleground state and political bellwether for the nation.

Where
Central Library
Meeting Rooms 301 and 302 Combined
When
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Setup: 1 Hour
Takedown: No Take-down Required

Small stage with lectern and microphone. Full chairs with wall down. 

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Created by: cmoran
Created: 1/24/22 - 11:19
Last updated: 2/22/22 - 3:40
Audience: Adult
Type: Library Program
Category/Topic: Author Reading
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Language: English
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