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Unity Issue – September 2018
Voting your Conscience in 2018 by Vicki Andrews
Malfunction by Valerie Conner
Back to the Future by “Jonathan Swift”
To Save Our Country, Vote! by Nancy Rudd
Party Unity by Bob Passi
At the Party Gates by David Bolstorff
Book Nook: A Reversal of Fortune by Valerie Conner
Calendar of Events
2018 09 Common Sense
Saving Democracy: Author Presentation and Community Discussion
R.W. (Bob) Passi will be in Grand Rapids to discuss his new book, Saving Democracy, The 2016 Presidential Election: An American Watershed. The book presents his perspective on what is happening to our democracy and what can by done to remedy the situation. Passi says “Saving Democracy is based on a deep belief in democracy, a faith in the basic goodness of ordinary people and in their infinite creativity and resilience.”
He hopes this book will help to energize a unified grassroots citizen movement to demonstrate the overwhelming numbers of people who are no longer willing to function in an oligarchic system which defines life in economic terms and who want to return this country to a true democracy.
Passi has a background in education, program and personal development. He has done presentations in the public and private sectors throughout the Midwest as well as on the East and West coasts. He has spent a decade facilitating discussion groups in the Great Decisions program and is adept at identifying issues, clarifying them and finding workable solutions.
This event is co-sponsored by the Grand Rapids Area Earth Circle and the Itasca Progressive Caucus. The Earth Circle is a grassroots environmental organization whose mission is to educate, raise awareness and inspire action; the Itasca Progressive Caucus is part of a movement that believes in an interdependent world that respects and upholds human rights, democratic processes, economic justice, peaceful resolutions to conflicts and environmental preservation and protection.
The presentation and discussion will be held at the Grand Rapids Public Library on Saturday, 7/21, at 3 p.m. This event is free and open to all. Copies of Saving Democracy will be available for purchase. For further information visit www.bobpassi.com or call Vicki Andrews at 259-4254.
The May issue of Common Sense II is on the military, democracy, and peace. Here is the contents:
Military, Democracy, & Peace
World War III – Climate Change by Vicki Andrews
Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (The Iran Nuclear Deal) by Nancy Rudd
Announcement: Update on Iraq with Sami Rasouli
Pledge Card: Line 3 Pledge of Resistance
A Revolution of Values by David Alban
Foreign Policy in the Age of Oligarchs by Bob Passi
Democracy in Minnesota by Barb Anderson
Our Place in an Ugly World by Valerie Conner
Calendar of Events