September seminar series: Catholic voters in the 2020 election

 

In the 21st century, “as the Catholics vote, so votes the nation” has been a dependable rule in American presidential elections. In this three-part webinar series, leading journalists, academic experts, and political and religious insiders discuss how Catholic voters are likely to respond to the messages of the institutional church and the Republican and Democratic parties when they exercise their franchise this year.

Tuesdays, September 15, 22, and 29 4 – 5 p.m. via zoom
Free and open to the public. Registration required for each webinar.

A partnership program with the Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life at Boston College, the Greenberg Center at Trinity College, and the NH Institute of Politics at Saint Anselm College.

Webinar I: September 15 at 4 pm: The Church and Catholic Voters in the 2020 Election

A cardinal, a theologian/lawyer, and a journalist discuss the ways the Church -- institutionally, as a teacher, and as a group of diverse people -- will frame the issues and affect Catholic voters in 2020. From abortion to immigration, policy to personality, what does the Catholic Church have to say? And will it matter?

Convener: Mark Massa, S.J., Director, Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life, Boston College
M. Cathleen Kaveny, Professor of Law and Theology, Boston College
Cardinal Joseph Tobin, Archbishop of Newark
Michael Sean Winters, Columnist, National Catholic Reporter

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Webinar II: September 22 at 4pm: The Republican Party and Catholic Voters in the 2020 Election

Four years ago, white working-class Catholics in key swing states ditched their traditional loyalty to the Democratic Party and swung the election to Donald Trump. Will they do it again? Former N.H. Governor John H Sununu, Heidi Schlumpf from National Catholic Reporter, and Mark Rozell, political scientist at George Mason University discuss the issues driving Catholic voters in 2020, and what is being done to get conservative Catholics to the polls.

Convener: Neil Levesque, Executive Director, NH Institute of Politics, Saint Anselm College
Mark Rozell, Dean, Schar School of Policy and Government, George Mason University
Heidi Schlumpf, Executive Editor, National Catholic Reporter
John H. Sununu, former Governor of New Hampshire (1983–89), and White House Chief of Staff (1989-1991)

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Webinar III: September 29 at 4pm: The Democratic Party and Catholic Voters in the 2020 Election

As white Catholics trend Republican, the Latino Catholic population—a growing portion of the Church—remains staunchly in the Democratic camp. A longtime Democratic insider, the foremost academic expert on Latino Catholics in America, and a leading community organizer discuss the complex challenge the Catholic vote poses for Democratic candidates.

Convener: Mark Silk, Director, The Greenberg Center for the Study of Religion in Public Life, Trinity College
Shaun Casey, Director, Berkley Center for Religion, Peace & World Affairs, Georgetown University
Tim Matovina, Chair, Department of Theology, University of Notre Dame
Joseph Tomás McKellar, Co-Director of PICO California

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