There’s an abundance of research to suggest that American politics is getting nastier, fueled by a thriving array of talk radio shows, blogs, television news, and pundit programs that push partisanship to the extreme. Is the “us versus them,” “my way or the highway” mentality working its way into Maine politics? The Goldfarb Center has teamed-up with the Maine Council of Churches to offer a panel discussion that will look at the state of civility in politics in Maine. Goldfarb Center Director Dan Shea will moderate. Panelists include:

Ethan Strimling, former Democratic state senator and executive director of Learning Works
Rachel Talbot-Ross, president of the Portland Chapter of the NAACP
Heidi Shott, canon for communications and social justice for the Episcopal Diocese of Maine
Michael Franz, associate professor of government and legal studies at Bowdoin College
Carroll Conley, executive director of the Christian Civic League of Maine


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