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Brown Bag Lunch Series: Democracy Forum- The State of Democracy in Brattleboro


Date & Time: 
Nov 15 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

 

Discussion with Kurt Daims of Brattleboro Common Sense (BCS) following his views on the recent history of democracy, free speech and the petition process in Brattleboro. BCS advances common sense and fairness in town government, making global issues local. Their current agenda addresses civil rights, environment, economic fairness, and local democratic process.


Since 2008 BCS has Led or Advanced:

Bush Indictment Resolution

True Pardon Resolution for plea-bargaining re Bush war crimes

EMDOVY Resolution for legislative study on forcing closure and cleanup of Vermont Yankee reactor because of economic threat

VT District Court decision ending selectboards censorship of resolutions

Clean Air Resolution, joining "Clean Air Cities" to demand application of the Clean Air Act to atmospheric carbon.

Resolution to reverse the Supreme Court "Citizens United" decision

Budget Referendum 2015, saving $2M on the Police-Fire project

Voter Suppression / Election Reform amendments March 2015 (lost Vt Supreme Court decision 2015)


Location

Robert H. Gibson River Garden
157 Main St
Brattleboro , VT
United States
42° 51' 11.6892" N, 72° 33' 29.7504" W
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The presentation will follow the recent history of democracy, free speech and the petition process in Brattleboro. It will not focus on the current agenda of BCS.

 

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