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Can America Survive The 2024 Election? The New Republic Hosts The Stop Trump Summit in Philadelphia

The working agenda features panel discussions with high-profile journalists, activists, legal experts and political strategists from both Pennsylvania and across the country.

The New Republic magazine is hosting The Stop Trump Summit:  Can American Democracy Survive the 2024 Election? to examine the fallout from Trump’s first term, the legal jeopardy he faces, the state of abortion rights and voting rights, and strategies to defeat him and the MAGA movement in the next election.  

Saturday’s event in Philadelphia features top notch panelists and prominent voices to sound the alarm on the dangers a potential second Trump term could pose to American democracy if elected in the November general election.

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“With the former president polling at the top of the Republican field, and the danger of a catastrophic second term looming, we are gathering top thinkers and commentators for urgent conversations,” said Michael Tomasky, editor of The New Republic. “We’ll analyze the disasters of Trump’s first term and what another four years would mean for our democracy.”

The working agenda features panel discussions with high-profile journalists, activists, legal experts and political strategists from both Pennsylvania and across the country. Topics include the “weaponization of government” under Trump, the future of abortion rights, Trump’s legal vulnerabilities, and pathways for Democrats to win critical swing states like Pennsylvania.

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Featured speakers include Trump’s niece Mary Trump, psychologist and author; Molly Jong-Fast, political commentator; Rick Wilson of the Lincoln Project; abortion rights advocate Amanda Marcotte; Randi Weingarten, president American Federation of Teachers; Kadida Kenner, CEO New Pennsylvania Project and New PA Project Education Fund; J.J. Abbott, executive director, Commonwealth Communications; Will Bunch, national opinion columnist, The Philadelphia Inquirer; Bucks County native Rotimi Adeoye, opinion columnist at The Daily Beast; and Democratic PA State Senator Vincent Hughes (D-7), weighing in on the state’s swing voter landscape.

“We’ll examine the messaging, polling and grassroots organizing needed to overcome Trump’s MAGA movement once and for all in 2024,” Tomasky said of the summit’s objectives.

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With just over a year until the next presidential election, the high-stakes event reflects escalating concerns over Trump’s continued hold on the Republican party and the integrity of democratic institutions. Organizers hope to galvanize citizens ahead of what could be a turbulent campaign season.

The summit will be held on Saturday from 2-6 p.m. at The Liberty View at Independence Visitor Center located at 599 Market Street in Philadelphia. Additional details, registration and ticket information may be found here. For those not in the Philadelphia area, a virtual option is also available.

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Jenny Stephens

Jenny Stephens is a freelance journalist who has written for a variety of publications, including The Reporter. An avid collector of all things vintage, she resides in the Philadelphia area.

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