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Does the Democratic Party have a “religion problem”?
This is a question at the center of the third of three r oundtable s on “Faith and the Faithful in U.S. Politics.” This Dialogue focuses on religious voters within the Democratic Party, including the roles of Catholic, evangelical, African-American, and Latino religious communities in the Democratic coalition.
John Carr of the Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life will moderate a conversation with a panel of respected and diverse leaders:
* Justin Giboney is an attorney and political strategist in Atlanta. He is the president of the AND Campaign, a coalition of urban Christians bring ing the compassion and convictions of the Gospel to politics and the Democratic Party.
* Maria Teresa Kumar is the founding president and CEO of Voto Latino and an MSNBC contributor who was named one of the 20 most notable Latinos under 40 by PODER Magazine.
* Cecil Roberts is a sixth-generation coal miner and the elected president of the United Mine Workers of America. He is a vice president of the AFL-CIO and a member of its executive council.
* Michael Wear is the founder of Pubic Square Strategies. He directed faith outreach for President Obama’s 2012 campaign and served in the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, the subject of his book Reclaiming Hope.
They will address these and other questions:
* Are pro-life Democrats, many motivated by faith, welcome and respected as an integral part of the party?
* What are the impacts and influence of African-American and Latino voters who are both Democrats and deeply religious?
* How can religious convictions on human life and dignity, a priority for the poor, and protection for immigrants and religious freedom be advanced in the Democratic Party and in a pluralistic and increasingly secular society?
This event is co-sponsored with the Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life, and is supposed by the Democracy Fund.
Monday, June 18th, 2018