Episode 2

Lies, Dog-Whistles, and Statistics

This week, three very intelligent women break down the City Council Debates for Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights, Bensonhurst and Bath Beach. If the analysis sparks your interest, or you find yourself asking, “Did he really SAY that?!”, go back and check out the Xavarian and AAANY debates. Also, feel free to pour yourself a glass (or several) and check out our CC43 Debate Drinking Game.


Updates Since the City Council Debates

After Rep. Dan Donovan voted to ban all abortions after 20 weeks, the women of CD-11 staged a silent Handmaid’s Resistance protest on Staten Island outside Representative Dan Donovan’s South Shore YMCA “Coffee with Your Congressman” event. Check out the video here. Email CD11handmaids@gmail.com for more information.

Click here to RSVP for one of Rep. Donovan’s future “Coffee with your Congressman” events.


Show Notes

Catching Up on the City Council Debates

Want to get more info and background on what we were discussing this episode? Check out the most recent City Council Debates, uncut and unedited…

Election Day Is Coming Up!

Remember, election day is November 7th!
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Recommended Reading

On Tyranny by Timothy Snyder. From his website:

The Founding Fathers tried to protect us from the threat they knew, the tyranny that overcame ancient democracy. Today, our political order faces new threats, not unlike the totalitarianism of the twentieth century. We are no wiser than the Europeans who saw democracy yield to fascism, Nazism, or communism. Our one advantage is that we might learn from their experience.

 

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