Why does it matter if everyone votes? Have politics become more partisan?
Please join 92Y in collaboration with The Jack Brooks Foundation, for a virtual discussion with Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX), Cecile Richards (Supermajority, Make Trouble), Timothy McNulty (Chicago Tribune, The Meanest Man in Congress); Hendrik Hertzberg, staff writer at the New Yorker and former chief speechwriter in the Carter White House, moderated by Rafael Bernal (The Hill).
The discussion will explore the political, social, and economic influence Texas has played throughout American history, and how it has stood as both a reflection and bellwether of national political trends. Texas Congressman Jack Brooks’ (1922-2012) career spanned the tenures of 10 US presidents. Brooks authored important legislation during his 42 years in Congress that remains foundational to our nation’s laws to this day. The Congressman was known for working both sides of the aisle to secure important legislation such as the Voting Rights Act of 1965, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and drafted the articles of impeachment for Nixon.
Enjoy a rich conversation with some of our greatest thought leaders about how politics is practiced today as seen through the lens of Congressman Brooks’ amazing story.
92Y needs your help
Many of you have asked how you can help 92Y as we face tremendous financial losses due to Covid-19. You can help sustain our beloved institution and support the creation of new, online programming that will bring comfort and inspiration to our community during the challenging winter months.
Donate between now and December 31 and your gift will be matched dollar for dollar up to $1,000,000 by a group of 92Y board members—going twice as far in supporting 92Y at this critical time. Thank you for anything you can do to help.