Margaret Good defeated James Buchanan handily in the special election for the Florida State House. SST wants to thank everyone who participated in her campaign.
You can send her some love at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sarasota Stands Together draws its members from Sarasota, Lido and Longboat Key
Email us at SarasotaStandsTogether@gmail.com
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Sarasota Stands Together inc.
C/O Janis Wasserman
8194 Nature’s Way #16
Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202
1. From Ezra Klein at VOX. A fascinating discussion of how democracies die. The short answer is - slowly. Click here.
2. The history I didn’t know about the restoration of voting rights in Florida. Florida’s 1.5 Million Missing Voters By THE EDITORIAL BOARDJAN. 2, 2018
A journey through a land of extreme poverty: welcome to America
The UN’s Philip Alston is an expert on deprivation – and he wants to know why 41m Americans are living in poverty. The Guardian joined him on a special two-week mission into the dark heart of the world’s richest nation “You got a choice to make, man. You could go straight on to heaven. Or you could turn right, into that.” Continue reading.
4. At one of our meetings a discussion was begun of reasons why people hold certain opinions and beliefs and why these are so ingrained and difficult to change even in the face of factual evidence. How do we talk (and listen to) to friends and family who hold opinions so distant from our own? We'd like to continue this conversation in future meetings and want to share what we're reading to further inform our understanding in this area.
The book The Political Brain by Drew Westin delves into the science. The first link below is to an article by Westen published in Scientific American Magazine based on his book: