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Mon 11

July 11, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm EDT

We the People’s Forum: Is It Time For A Third Party?

Braver Angels

Where everyday Americans get time at the podium.

Is it time for a serious third party in America?

What kind of a platform could unite a big group of voters in a third party?

Could such a third party attract not just independents, but also strong conservatives and progressives disillusioned by the two big parties?

We’ll explore these questions with our first speakers–a coal worker/one-time outsider Republican Senate candidate and a longtime union organizer–then with everyone in the Zoom audience.

Our speakers:

Bo Copley was an unemployed coal worker from West Virginia when his exchange with then-candidate Hillary Clinton went viral in 2016. He then ran and lost an outsider campaign for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in the 2018 primary election, a campaign documented in the film, The Campaign of Miner Bo. A lifelong resident of Mingo County, West Virginia, Bo now works as a warehouse technician for a mining company and believes that voters should have more candidates to choose from.

Jerry Silberman worked for years as a factory worker and is now semi-retired as a labor organizer in health care. A registered independent, he has voted Democratic in the past but believes that the Democratic party has lost its way with the working class and that a new third party should try to build a diverse working class coalition.

We the People: that’s you and everyone else in attendance.

We the People’s Forum is a Braver Angels event where everyday Americans get time at the podium.

Here’s how it works:

First part: our first speakers talk about their experiences and ideas.

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

Third part: we together explore solutions and possible actions to take.

This event is open to the general public.