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We the People’s Forum: Does America Need A New Labor Movement? – Online

11/15/2023 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm EST

Host Organization: BA National - We the People's Forum
State/Region: - National

The UAW and screen writers’ strikes have recently made headlines.

However, only 10 percent of American workers are part of a labor union.

Does America need a new labor movement?

We’ll dive into the conversation with a politically diverse panel of first speakers.

Our first speakers include a UAW regional leader, a non-union electrician, the president of a two-decade old nurses’ union, and a former adviser to Sen. Marco Rubio.

Then, it’s the people’s turn to speak.

We The People’s Forum is a Braver Angels event for the people who make this country function everyday–the important people who are not politicians, or talking heads on screens, or opinion writers in the big newspapers–- to make their voices heard.

Here’s how it works:

First part: our first speakers talk about their experiences and perspectives, their concerns about their own positions, and what they see in common.

Second part: it’s Q and E time: anyone may ask a question, and anyone with direct experience on the issue is encouraged to talk about their experience.

This event is open to the general public.

Our first speakers:
  • Skyler Adleta is an electrician and construction project manager.
  • Mark Dowell is a regional leader for the UAW.
  • Chris Griswold is the policy director at American Compass, a conservative think tank, and previously worked as a senior adviser to Sen. Marco Rubio.
  • Maureen May is a registered nurse and the president of PASNAP, a Pennsylvania nurses union.

About Braver Angels and We The People’s Forum

Braver Angels is a citizen’s organization that brings Americans together to bridge the partisan divide and strengthen our democratic republic. We the People’s Forum is a Braver Angels event where everyday Americans get time at the podium. We hear from people who are often spoken of, but rarely spoken with, on the most important issues of the day. Learn more at

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8:00 pm - 9:30 pm EST
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David Lapp


Host Organization
BA National - We the People's Forum
- National

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