Come join us for our annual Victorian salon December 1st hosted at RMIT University Storey hall.
This is No Ordinary Election
“We’re living in a time of great turmoil. Our democracy is being undermined at its core, from within. Our constitutional order is being threatened by politicians who betray their oath to support and defend it. Meanwhile, our planet's livability for our species is being jeopardized by our actions. We have long understood what needs to be done, and we’re not doing it nearly fast enough." (Journalist Dan Rather, 19th October 2022)
America’s midterm elections on November 8th fall at the half-way mark between presidential elections, where voters routinely provide the incumbent party with a setback.
In late summer, despite high inflation and low approval ratings for Joe Biden, Democrats had seemed to be in with a good chance of keeping the Senate—and even, perhaps, the House.
The party has notched up some notable legislative achievements this year; its message to voters was sharpened after a stunning decision by the Supreme Court’s overturning Roe Vs Wade.
But just a few weeks out from the election, some polls and forecasts put the Republicans in a stronger position, while others indicated the Democrats should maintain the House.
Come and join our discussion
In assessing the aftermath of the US Midterm elections, the panel will discuss what happened, where this leaves the Biden administration, and moreover, what this means for the next two years.
Our vibrant panel will consider the most critical issues facing the United States in terms of climate, inflation, cultural divisions, and foreign policy concerns.
We will explore what this will mean for the 2024 US Presidential election, in terms of who will run; and the candidate that will most likely win.
Our sincere thanks to RMIT University for sponsoring this event.