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Pleasants Family Assembly Room

March 2018

Theda Skocpol, Harvard University

March 26, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

“Saving America, Once Again: Comparing the Anti-Trump Resistance of 2017-18 to the Tea Party of 2009-11” Eight years apart, the election of Barack Obama with a Democratic Congress in 2008 parallels the election of Donald Trump and a GOP Congress in 2016.  At both junctures, grassroots oppositional upsurges emerged nationwide at the edges of the respective major political parties on the losing end.  Between 2009 and 2011, more than 900 local Tea Parties were organized by grassroots conservatives to oppose…

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