World Affairs Discussion Group - Wed 3/16, 1pm

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - 13:00 to 14:30

The topic is Politics.

A couple of ideas to get us started:

    1.  What are the main issues in this election and where does each candidate stand on these issues?

    2.  If you were to take the role of a Republican, who would you vote for and why?

    3.  If you were to take the role of a Democrat, who would you vote for and why?

    4.  What's really at stake in this election?

And a few areas of significance to the discussion topic:

    1. General Election Turnout Rates- see table. Why do you think there is such a difference between the states? Why the low turnout rate for the United States?

       http://www.electproject.org/2014g

    2. Voter Turnout - see document. Discuss the major points made in this document. Does it have any relationship with the current election?

        http://www.idea.int/vt/countryview.cfm?id=231

    3. The Effect of Voter Turnout on Political Polarization - see document. Discuss your understanding of political polarization. does it have a relationship with the current election? If so, how?

        http://uscommonsense.org/research/effect-voter-turnout-political-polarization/

I also recommend Michael Moore's new documentary, "Where to Invade Next", now playing in your local theatres.

Location: 
SF State's Downtown Campus, 835 Market St., Room 677
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