As 2024 begins, Americans are watching the political landscape unfold.
Whether former President Trump wins in 2024 depends on all of us being involved, so join us on Thursday, January 25 at East Rec Center (7902 Oakmont Drive) as we examine what Trump and GOP are proposing and how Oakmonters can effectively respond. The social starts at 6:30 p.m. and the program at 7:00 p.m. Please bring your favorite beverages and snacks to share.
One prediction comes from Republican Liz Cheney: “…the US is sleepwalking into a dictatorship.”CBS Sunday Morning December 2, 2023
Beyond mere warnings, though, there is a plan developed by the Heritage Foundation. Called PROJECT 2025, this plan/playbook is meant as a guide for ANY Republican administration that could be elected- whether it’s led by Trump or not.
PROJECT 2025 has been described by Professor Mary Guy of the School of Public Affairs at University of Colorado-Denver as:
” …the brainchild of American extremists who want to convert the nation from a democracy to an autocracy. The plan does this by concentrating power in the Presidency and sidelining Congress and the Judiciary. Without the President’s power being counterbalanced … he will do whatever he wants, whenever he wants. He would be king, not president.”PBS News Hour August 29, 2023
As discussed in the Atlantic Magazine (December 2023) examples of what PROJECT 2025 recommends include:
- Gut the EPA
- Dismantle the FBI
- End Obamacare
- Pardon Every January 6 Defendant
- Use the Justice Department for Revenge
- Fire 50,000 Civil Service Employees
This year Oakmonters from the Democratic Club, the Progressives Club, the PerSisters, Standing for Justice and Sister District plan to work together and this will be our first joint meeting.
Join us. January 25 with a Social at 6:30 p.m. and Program at 7:00 p.m. This meeting is in-person only.