Sunday Speaker: David Pepper – Laboratories of Autocracy: The Attack on American Democracy and How We Fight Back

A well-executed takeover of our political process by a minority has ensured that the will of the majority is thwarted.

This Week's Topic:
Laboratories of Autocracy: The Attack on American Democracy and How We Fight Back

David Pepper will discuss how power is wielded at state levels, how autocrats are (mis)using that power, and practical steps that we can take to protect democracy.

David Pepper is a lawyer, writer, political activist, former elected official, and adjunct professor, and served as the Chairman of the Ohio Democratic Party between 2015 and 2021. HSGP will be giving away David Pepper's book, "Laboratories of Autocracy: A Wake-Up Call from Behind the Lines" to an attendee of the talk! We'll collect names at the door and from the Zoom participant list and will randomly select a winner. We will then contact the winner and arrange delivery or shipment of the book. Our previous winner was Roy Towne attending on Zoom!

David Pepper's Book:
Laboratories of Autocracy: A Wake-Up Call from Behind the Lines on

Doors open at 9:00 am for optional buffet breakfast ($5 donation) and socializing. Presentation begins at 10:00 am.

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  1. Zoom Link: HERE
  2. YOUTUBE: You can watch live (15 second delay), or you can watch later. LINK HERE

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Thank you!


March 5th, 2023 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
MESA, AZ 85201-4009
United States