2017 Election Reflection

April 17th, 2017

This year’s lecture is entitled “Election Reflection”. The focus will be on the 2016 Presidential Election, and how it speaks to where the nation is on a multitude of issues including religion.

Two of Washington’s premier political strategist, and auditors whose faces are regularly seen and voices heard on television news talk shows, will present.

Cornell Belcher, President of Brilliant Corners Research and Strategies. Belcher has also served as the pollster for President Barack Obama Presidential Campaigns, and advised just about every progressive entity. He has been a CNN contributor, and appears regularly on all cable and network news shows.

Emanuel Cleaver is an ordained elder in the United Methodist Church who served as Mayor of Kansas City, and is presently serving his sixth term as the 5th District member of Congress. Cleaver will open the lecture by theologizing the last election.

Neera Tanden is the President of The Center for American Progress, a public policy research and advocacy organization in Washington, D. C., chaired by John Podesta. She can be seen almost weekly on CNN and MSNBC. Her local connection is Tanden’s service as Senior Advisor to Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, Kathleen Sebelius. Tanden was a major player in the passage of the Affordable Care Act.

Date: Thursday, April 19, 2017
Place: St. James United Methodist Church, 5540 Wayne Avenue, Kansas City, MO 64110
Time: 7:00 O’Clock

*Hosted by The St. Paul School of Theology, 4370 W. 109th Street, Suite 300, Overland Park, KS 66211