Can Trump Win Again? LifeLong

January 15, 17, 22, 24, Wednesdays, Fridays, 1-4pm
Instituto Allende, Ancha de San Antonio 22
$625

Can Trump Win Again? LifeLong

Donald Trump’s 2016 victory could be repeated in 2020. This non-partisan and participatory class will look at many factors that may influence the outcome next year – the electoral college, swing counties and states, the candidates, information and media, Fox News, the internet, polls, immigration and «the wall,» race, economics, cultural conflict and resentments, education, social issues, guns, health, voter turnout, foreign interference, attitudes towards government, and the roles of women, elites, the white working class, and rural and suburban voters. The focus also will be on the potential impact of the Mueller report, Congressional actions, and claims of «fake news», «witch hunts», «cover up», and «no collusion».

Joe Belden is a rural-issues writer and activist based in Washington, DC, focusing for over forty years as a bipartisan and nonpartisan advocate for rural low-income people on issues of rural poverty, affordable housing, sustainable agriculture, and others. From 1989 until 2015 he was Deputy Executive Director of the Housing Assistance Council, a national nonprofit that supports affordable rural housing. He also has worked for the U.S. Department of Agriculture and for several nonprofit organizations and think tanks. He is the author of Housing in Rural America: Building Affordable and Inclusive Communities (Sage 1998), Dirt Rich, Dirt Poor: America’s Food and Farm Crisis (Routledge 1986), and a number of other publications. Joe is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and the Baylor University Law School and is a member of the Texas and DC bars.

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