We’ve got a stellar line up Tuesday! Do you feel helpless about the politics of gun control? After three fresh shooting tragedies, there’s reason for hope. Not only are the politics of the issue clearly trending in Democrats’ direction, a new generation of activists are reimagining how advocates and Democrats alike should approach the issue to create change.
Joe Sudbay, my good buddy and an amazing progressive activist, will talk about some common misconceptions related to gun control laws and the politics of the issue. Sudbay, who has also done significant work on LGBTQ and immigration issues, worked at Handgun Control Inc. in the ‘90s. Brandon Wolf, a survivor of the Pulse nightclub massacre in 2016 in Orlando, Florida, that killed 49 people and injured more than 50 others will also give us his personal insights into what it’s like to turn personal tragedy into advocacy. Wolf bravely shared his story with Congress in 2019 when he testified at a House Committee hearing on reforming the nation’s gun laws.
We’ll also dig into what the heck is going on with the sudden GOP war on Corporate America, and the corporations that ever so briefly took a stand against GOP seditionists before greenlighting donations once again in support of congressional Republicans. Those very same Republicans largely voted to reject the legitimate results of the 2020 election. Not only a did a majority of GOP House members vote to overturn the election, so did eight GOP senators, including Sen. Rick Scott of Florida, who now heads the National Republican Senatorial Committee. So just what are companies like T-Mobile, AT&T, and Intel paying for when they give money to the GOP House and Senate campaign arms? Delta Air Lines might have some answers after giving at least $41,600 since 2018 to the sponsors of Georgia’s latest voter suppression law. But now Senate GOP Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is calling Delta and other companies “stupid” for walking back their de facto support for the Peach State’s voter suppression law. What?!
Zachary Mueller, director of communications for the immigration group America’s Voice, will join us for a discussion of just how ugly those corporate-financed GOP ads get after he watched nearly every one of them from the 2018 and 2020 cycles.