We subscribe to Thomas Jefferson’s belief that “an educated citizenry is a vital requisite for our survival as a free people," and so are committed to reinvigorating our understanding of the mechanisms of democracy.
Monthly Meeting Guest Speakers
November: Michael Fairbanks
Harvard Business School author Michael Fairbanks will be speaking to us on November 14 on the topic inspiring his new book: "Getting America Right: Why It’s Important for the Rest of the World, Too"
October Learn About: Jackson Brown - Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America
Our learn about session on 10/3 hosted a guest speaker from the organization "Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America." Jackson is a wealth of knowledge on the subject and was able to impart that wisdom on us all. Click here to watch Jackson's presentation.
September: Gus Bickord
Chairman of the Massachusetts Democratic Party, Gus Bickford also serves on the Democratic National Committee’s Transition Advisory Committee, the team charged with providing concrete suggestions and advice on building a Party that reaches into and represents every corner of the nation.
July: Jay Gonzalez
Massachusetts gubernatorial candidate Jay Gonzalez spoke with EC#6 on Tuesday, July 11th.
September: “Ranked Choice Voting” with Voter Choice MA Executive Director Adam Friedman
Learn about Voter Choice MA, a movement of volunteers dedicated to educating the public about Ranked Choice Voting to transform politics in Massachusetts.
July: Kernan Manion, MD: “Propaganda and Political Marketing”
Fix It: Healthcare at the Tipping Point
Presented in partnership with Essex County #6 Indivisible, 6th District for Affordable Healthcare and Cape Ann Cinema, this film explores how one business owner tackled the problems he faced in an effort to provide health insurance for his employees. The movie is a result of his journey to find a solution to the dysfunctional US healthcare system.
Big Pharma: Market Failure (coming soon)
Big Pharma: Market Failure explores the problem of extreme drug prices in the US and how drug cost impacts on the public, on businesses and the overall US economy.
Ongoing: Crash Course Government in Politics
Short, quirky PBS Digital Shorts shared weekly to refresh our basic civic knowledge.
A browsing table that enables members to share books, order items of interest from the local Book Store of Gloucester, return home with their originals after the meeting and pick up their order when convenient.