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Democracy in Action Conference

Are you concerned about the big money and corporate influence that threatens our democracy?

As Granite Staters, we have a unique opportunity to engage presidential candidates and make our voices heard in the lead-up to the 2016 first-in-the-nation presidential primary. Join us to understand the problems, develop grassroots skills, and chart the way for a movement toward a democracy where every voice is heard!

-Train for candidate interactions (bird-dogging)
-Learn how big money in politics affects issues of the day   
-Gain skills for effective action    
-Connect with local reform campaigns   
-Watch a free Showing of Pay 2 Play: Democracy's High Stakes!

Admission and parking are free and refreshments are provided!  Please register!

Sponsored by AFSC, Open Democracy, and NH Peace Action.

 

AGENDA

8:30 a.m.              Registration, Refreshments, Ice-Breakers

9:00 a.m.              Welcome & Opening Speakers

9:30 a.m.              Bird-dog Training

10:35 a.m.           Skills Training (pick one)

-Public speaking
-Nonviolent action and knowing your rights
-Town Meeting resolution campaigns
-Lobbying
-Engaging the Media traditional and online

11:25 a.m.           Issue Workshops (pick one)  

-Corporations, the Courts and the Constitution
-Poverty and the Influence Gap
-Militarism, Prisons, and the Profit Motive
-Big Money vs. Health and Climate
-ALEC Exposed 

12:15 p.m.           Closing Panel Discussion 

12:45 p.m.           Lunch Break  

1:00 p.m.             NH premiere showing of the film, “Pay 2 Play: Democracy's High Stakes”

WHEN
November 15, 2014 at 8:30am - 3pm
WHERE
Manchester Community College
1066 Front St
Main Auditorium
Manchester, NH 03102
United States
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