Beginning in October, the Education Committee will sponsor the 2016 Domestic Issues Discussion Program. As with the 2015 inaugural program, five current issues confronting the United States, and which may play prominent roles in the 2016 Presidential Election, will be covered.
Sign-up sheets will be available on September 6 in the loose-leaf notebook on the Trips Shelf. Attendance will be limited to 35 participants with interests in domestic political, economic and social issues (additional residents may attend as observers).
About two weeks prior to its discussion, participants will receive literature on each topic. As preparation for the discussions, participants are encouraged to obtain additional information directly from the internet, newspapers and other periodicals.
The schedule for the 2016 Domestic Issues Discussion Program, including the facilitators leading each session, is shown below. All sessions will be held in the Gathering Room from 10 AM to Noon on the dates noted:
DATE TOPIC FACILITATOR
Oct. 10 Accepting and Integrating Refugees and Migrants into the United States
Oct. 17 Guns, Violence and Money Pat Lightfoot
Nov. 7 The Presidential Election System: Is It Broken?
Nov. 21 What’s Happening to Health Care: Where Is It going? Where It Should Go.
Dec. 5 U. S. Fair Trade Agreements Winners/Losers: Role of Governments