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COVID Revisited: On October 25th Dr. Ian Gilson Gives Us an Update
In times of crisis, people turn to the experts. A year ago, Dr. Ian Gilson gave us the latest information on Covid-19, and on Monday, October 25th at 7 pm, he will update us on the changing, ongoing nature of that crisis.
Grassroots North Shore and its members appreciate Dr. Gilson’s time and his willingness to share his expertise. The program will cover variants, breakthrough infections, latest treatments, mask effectiveness, rapid testing and its importance, travel guidelines, and more. He will take questions from viewers after the presentation.
Dr. Gilson, a practicing internist since 1977, is currently managing patients under his care who have developed COVID-19 infections. He experienced his first pandemic in 1985 when HIV/AIDS arrived in Milwaukee and has been a volunteer speaker for AIDS education to healthcare providers in Kenya and Uganda. He is a member of the American College of Physicians Wisconsin chapter Health and Public Policy Committee, Doctors for America, and Grassroots North Shore.
Join this Grassroots North Shore program to listen, to learn, to ask questions, and to protect yourself and those you love.
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Cheryl Maranto published Let’s reinvigorate the competition of ideas in Home 2021-04-16 12:02:55 -0500
It seems contradictory – how can the fight to end partisan gerrymandering be nonpartisan? All political parties seek advantage in elections. The whole point is to win! But as in sports, how you play the game matters. Fouls and strikes are called to enforce rules of fair competition.
In one place and time, gerrymandering systematically advantages one party and disadvantages the other. At any one time gerrymandering benefits Democrats in some places (such as Maryland) and Republicans in others (such as Wisconsin).
When a city is cut into two or three pieces and appended to exurban and rural areas, all city voters lose the ability to influence policies that directly affect their lives. Their “representative” doesn’t care because, by design, they are a minority of the representative’s constituents.
Partisan gerrymandering is inherently anti-majoritarian. Elected “representatives” don’t need to support policies that are popular among Democrats, Republicans and independents. Policies like these: 89% of the public supports background checks to buy firearms, 87% support significant infrastructure spending.
Gerrymandered districts create an unfair system. Ultimately we all lose.
The quest for a fair, transparent process to draw legislative maps is nonpartisan. It promotes the competition of ideas about how best to serve the public interest.