We have just gone through a hard-fought election at all levels of government, with voters turning out in record numbers. While results for some offices are still in question as this announcement goes out, we would like to use the next virtual Brown Bag Lunch to share our thoughts on two matters:
• What are the key take-aways from the election outcome (national and local)?
• What are we likely to see during the Biden presidency?
There is much to discuss about the election outcome. The major media outlets have declared Biden the winner in both the Electoral College and popular vote, but as of this announcement, issues remain. Will there be a smooth transition of power on January 20, 2021? If Democrats are happy with the presidential result, what are we to make of the fact that Republicans made progress in the House and in Governorships and that President Trump made inroads among Blacks and Latinos?
There also is much to discuss about what we might expect in the coming four years. Joe Biden has pledged to be president of all the people, including those who didn’t vote for him. Yet, the Progressives in his party are saying now is a time to be bold and move aggressively to enact a progressive agenda. In light of our divided Congress, will progress of any type be possible?
Biden will also be challenged because of the unprecedented polarization and distrust that exists in our country today. As an example, with the pandemic raging,
Americans are deeply divided on how best to deal with it, and the divide seems to fall along party lines.
Please join us for a lively discussion on Wednesday, November 18 at 12:30PM and share your thoughts. This is not intended to be a partisan conversation. Rather, it is a time to share our observations about what just happened and what we might expect going forward.
Participants must register by November 17th to receive details on joining the discussion.
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