Tuesday, February 2, 2016
TIME: 11:30am – Bar opens; 12:15pm – Lunch;1-2pm –Presentation and Q & A
PRICE: $25 Members; $30 Non-members (includes lunch); $10 Lecture only
EVENT TYPE: Speaker Luncheon
Six months ago, Democratic Senator Bernard Sanders was a political curiosity, hardly known beyond his political base in Vermont. Yet within months of announcing his bid for the White House last April, he was drawing enthusiastic crowds upwards of 20,000 to hear his populist message about “greedy billionaires,” “moneyed oligarchs,” and the need to do away with college tuition.
Who is Sanders, why has he struck a nerve, and how far will his populist appeal take him?
In his new biography of Sanders, veteran Washington journalist and author Harry Jaffe mined sources and retraced Sander’s path to power, seeking to answer these questions. His book charts the improbable political rise of a Brooklyn Jew to become a powerful brand in Vermont. It helps explain how Sanders has built an insurgent campaign apparatus that is challenging Hillary Clinton’s fundraising juggernaut at this unique moment in U.S. history. The book will be available for purchase and signing.