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Lindsay symposium, GOP debates, election integrity events this weekend

This weekend is a busy one for conservative-minded inquirers and activists: an election integrity event in Rutland, the first GOP debate for statewide candidates, and a symposium featuring Marxism opponent Dr. James Lindsay.

Lindsay visit

VT Grassroots will present an “Empowering Parents by Exposing Marxism” symposium May 13-14 featuring Dr. James Lindsay and Prof. Mick Meriweather and a panel of Vermonters. 

The event starts with a Friday May 13, 6 pm dinner with guest speaker Lindsay at Capitol Plaza at 100 State Street in Montpelier. Cost: $55. 

Saturday, May 14, Empowering Parents Symposium will feature Lindsay, Meriwether, and a panel discussion with Vermont Republican candidates at 1037 South Brownell Road in Williston. Cost: $20. 

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James Lindsay is an American-born author, mathematician, and political commentator. He has written six books spanning a range of subjects including religion, the philosophy of science and postmodern theory. He is the founder of New Discourses, an organization dedicated to shining the light of objective truth in subjective darkness. A featured guest on Fox News, Glenn Beck, Joe Rogan, and NPR, he has co-authored “Cynical Theories: How Activist Scholarship Made Everything about Race, Gender, and Identity―and Why This Harms Everybody” and is the author of his new book, “Race Marxism.” 

Prof. Meriwether recently won a First Amendment case before a Federal Appeals Court. On Friday, March 26, the court ruled in favor of the “devout Christian” and said that Shawnee State University officials and a lower Federal District Court failed to recognize the professor’s First Amendment rights to free speech and to the free exercise of his religion. 

VTGrassroots will be holding a 50/50 raffle and silent auction to defray costs. If you have something to contribute, contact Suzanne at 802-234-5294.

GOP debate

The Chittenden County Republican Committee is sponsoring a Republican Congressional Candidate Forum at the Milton Grange on Saturday, May 14 at 8:30 am. The event is free and open to the public. Guy Page, Editor & Publisher of Vermont Daily Chronicle will moderate.

The forum will feature US Senate candidates Gerald Malloy and Christina Nolan, and US House candidates Ericka Redic and Anya Tynio.

Gerald Malloy is a West Point graduate and enjoyed an extensive career as a leader in the US Army.

Christina Nolan is the former US Attorney for Vermont, focusing her efforts on prosecuting criminal cases involving child exploitation, violent crime, and the trafficking of opioids and other deadly drugs.

Ericka Redic is a small business owner and local influencer with a podcast “Generally Irritable” which covers Vermont political and social issues and works with women in recovery from substance abuse.

Anya Tynio is a business and marketing professional who ran for Congress in 2018 and serves as the Orleans County Committeewoman and as a member of the 2022 GOP Platform Committee.

The Milton Republicans together with the County GOP are hosting the event as a public service for the Chittenden County area. “A major Vermont media organization has promoted and conducted a debate for Democratic congressional primary candidates, but not for Republican candidates. Grassroots events like this are important in the absence of equity in coverage and a real reason for Vermonters to attend.” according to Milton Republican Chair Wendy Wilton, the organizer.

Election Integrity event

A group called Concerned Vermonters will hold an election integrity event with multiple speakers at the Rutland Free Library on 10 Court St. in Rutland from noon-4 pm Saturday, May 14. The event is free and open to the public.

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