On June 10th, 2020, GU Politics welcomed Eric Holder, former Attorney General, and Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) for an event looking at justice and voting in America.
Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Eric H. Holder, Jr., 82nd U.S. Attorney General and NDRC Chairman virtually joined with the Georgetown community for a discussion covering racial justice, social justice, and voting rights. Responding to the current protests across the country, Klobuchar said, “If we answer this with silence, we are basically complicit. If we answer this with the president’s word, ‘dominance,’ we are monsters. And if we answer it with action, then we are lawmakers, which is what we’re supposed to do.” With a finger on the pulse of the nation, Holder told the audience, “I’m actually optimistic about where we are as a nation . . . cautiously optimistic.”
The conversation was moderated by GU Politics Executive Director Mo Elleithee, featuring live Q&A with students from across the country. It was co-sponsored by Georgetown’s Center for Social Justice Research, Teaching & Service.
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