Two Political Authors In Conversation: Michael Signer and Jesse Wegman

Register here to join us for a virtual conversation with two authors of groundbreaking books detailing some of the events, processes and laws that impact our political system.  Michael Signer, former Charlottesville Mayor and author of Cry Havoc, a first person chronicle of the Unite the Right event in 2017 will talk with Jesse Wegman, author of Let the People Pick the President, an in-depth look at the Electoral College. 

 

Cry Havoc: Charlottesville and American Democray Under Siege is a first person chronicle of the Unite the Right event in 2017. In his first-person account of one of recent American history's most polarizing events, Michael Signer, then Charlottesville's mayor, both tells the story of what really happened and draws out its larger significance.

Let the People Pick the President: The Case for Abolishing the Electoral College is a in-depth look at the Electoral College, our core democratic principles and the things that threaten them. Twice in the last five elections, the Electoral College has overridden the popular vote, calling the integrity of the entire system into question—and creating a false picture of a country divided into bright red and blue blocks when in fact we are purple from coast to coast. Even when the popular-vote winner becomes president, tens of millions of Americans—Republicans and Democrats alike—find that their votes didn't matter.

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Thursday, April 16, 2020 - 7:00pm
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Cry Havoc: Charlottesville and American Democracy Under Siege Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781541736153
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: PublicAffairs - March 10th, 2020

Let the People Pick the President: The Case for Abolishing the Electoral College Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250221971
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: St. Martin's Press - March 17th, 2020