Thursday, September 15, 6:30pm
The International Day of Democracy is celebrated around the world on 15 September each year. It was established through a resolution passed by the UN General Assembly in 2007, encouraging governments to strengthen and consolidate democracy.
DEMOCRACY IN THE U.S. IS UNDER THREAT
We’re currently facing an unrelenting assault on our democracy, a clear and present threat to our constitutional rights and our ability as journalists to exist and do our jobs. The magnitude of that threat isn’t well-understood by all Americans, nor is it being treated seriously enough by our elected officials. In some cases, elected officials are part of the anti-democratic efforts, and aren’t being held accountable.
Democracy Day, a collaborative journalism initiative, is an effort to draw attention to this crisis, provide the public with the context and information they need, and bring all types of media together to sound the alarm.
We’ll be joined by the founders of a new group Choose Democracy Now that is also working to raise awareness of the threats to democracy.
Join Progressive Sarasota as we discuss ways to fight back against this clear and present danger.
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