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The Stop Trump Summit—Philadelphia

May 18 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

With the former president polling at the top of the Republican field, and the danger of a catastrophic second term looming on the horizon, we are gathering some top thinkers and commentators in politics for urgent conversations. We’ll examine the disasters of Trump’s first term, what a second term would mean to the state of our democracy, discuss important issues—abortion rights, voting rights, weaponizing the government, and the messaging and polling on the Trump and Biden 2024 campaigns—everything concerned American citizens want to know as we head to the polls. The summit will gather TNR’s readers and area supporters to join us in an informal strategy session with some high-profile personalities and commentators.

Saturday, May 18 at 2pm

Register here


Welcome/Why American Democracy Is in Crisis Right Now
Featuring: Michael Tomasky, editor, The New Republic

The Weaponization of Government and the threat of Authoritarianism

Rotimi Adeoye, opinion columnist, The Daily Beast
Claire Finkelstein, professor, University of Pennsylvania Law School

Joe Spielberger, policy counsel, POGO Action
Moderator: Skye Perryman, lawyer and advocate

Sponsored by POGO Action

Will Pennsylvania Go Blue?

Kadida Kenner, CEO, the New Pennsylvania Project and the New PA Project Education Fund
Senator Vincent Hughes, Pennsylvania state Senate
J.J. Abbott, executive director, Commonwealth Communications
Moderator: Will Bunch, national opinion columnist, The Philadelphia Inquirer

Getting Inside Trump’s Head

Rick Wilson, co-founder and board member, The Lincoln Project
Moderator: Walter Shapiro, staff writer, The New Republic

The Legal Cases: Will Trump Really Skate?
George Conway, lawyer and activist

With Greg Sargent, staff writer, The New Republic

Will abortion decide the election?

David Cohen, professor, Drexel Kline School of Law
Lizbeth Rodriguez, community engagement coordinator, Philadelphia Women’s Center
Kimberly Mutcherson, professor, Rutgers Law School
Moderator: Amanda Marcotte, senior politics writer, Salon

How to defeat Trump and MAGA once and for all

Molly Jong-Fast, author and political commentator
Mary Trump, psychologist and author
Randi Weingarten, president, AFT
Moderator: Michael Tomasky, editor, The New Republic


May 18
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm