NOTE: PWC Book and Film Coordinator is now Sandy Reavey at email@example.com or 303-751-3220 for more information
Progressive Women of Colorado is constantly striving to create events and benefits that we believe our members would enjoy.
We are very pleased to announce the formation of the PWC Book and Film Club. Though many of us already belong to book clubs, the focus of PWC Book and Film Club is on issues and politics, an extension of our participation in the Forum.
To begin, we need to receive your expression of interest. Please contact
Coordinator Salye Stein at firstname.lastname@example.org or 303-377-4690 for more information and to sign up for our first meeting Tuesday, April 5th at 6:30 at Salye’s in the Crestmoor section of the city.
Our meetings will take place the week prior to our Forum meeting. The discussions we enjoy during club time may enhance our discussions at each meeting.
We will meet monthly at a member’s home or selected venue. Once the group is formed, each member will alternate as hostess and choose the book or film to be discussed at the next meeting. Coffee, wine and dessert will be provided by each hostess.
Maximum number in the initial group will be 8. It is our intent, as we grow to create more geographic groups (e.g., Greenwood Village, Cherry Creek, Parker, Aurora, etc.) as the need becomes apparent.
The book chosen for the first meeting is Adam Schrager’s and Rob Witmer’s “The Blueprint: How the Democrats Won Colorado (and Why Republicans Everywhere Should Care).
This is the inside story of one of the most stunning reversals of political fortune in American history. In 2004, the GOP dominated politics at every level in Colorado. Republicans held both Senate seats, five of seven congressional seats, the governor’s mansion, the offices of secretary of state and treasurer, and both houses of the state legislature. After the 2008 election, the exact opposite was true: replace the word Republicans with Democrats in the previous sentence, and you have of one the most stunning reversals of political fortune in American history.
What has happened since? The Republicans learned from Colorado. The Supreme Court’s Citizens United vs. Federal Elections Commission decision. Campaign finance reform is essentially dead at this time. All of this will lead to a provocative and dynamic discussion.
We plan to discuss ten books and two films over the coming year. A list of possible books and films has been created and available for your consideration. However, nothing is written in stone, and this list is fluid, subject to additions and deletions.
We look forward to great interest, so please contact Salye at your earliest opportunity.