Amy Goodman, host of "Democracy Now!," will speak on Saturday, September 22nd, 2012 at Wesley United Methodist Church, 101 East Grant Street, Minneapolis, MN, 55403, 7pm - 9pm.
Democracy Now! is on the road for a 2-month, 100-city tour, starting with the Republican National Convention in Tampa and the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, running up to Election Day, holding public events to help raise critical funds for the public broadcasters that carry Democracy Now! The tour route covers many of the electoral swing states, going beyond the mainstream media’s obsessive focus on the latest poll numbers and candidate gaffes, to see on the ground how people are organizing, the impacts of restrictive voter ID laws that are making it harder to vote, and how the massive influx of campaign cash following the Citizens United decision is changing how our democracy works.
Several years ago Ms. Goodman spoke to a standing room only crowd at St. Joan of Arc Church about her then best seller "The Exception to the Rulers." This year she returns to the Twin Cities, a scant six weeks before the national election of the President of the United States. Birchbark Books will be on hand offering copies of Ms. Goodman's new book, "The Silenced Majority: Stories of Uprisings, Occupations, Resistance and Hope. Purchase the book that night and have it signed by Amy Goodman!
All proceeds from this event will benefit KFAI, Fresh Air Radio. Tickets are $15.00 and can be purchased at www.kfai.org or by calling 612-341-3144, ext. 23. Advanced tickets are recommended. A limited number of tickets will be available at the event starting at 5:30pm.