Indivisible NOCO Hosts Adam Jentleson!

Indivisible NOCO is hosting author Adam Jentleson, former deputy chief of staff to Harry Reid! We'll be celebrating his book, Kill Switch on Wednesday, July 21st at 6pm MT. He will discuss the real history of the filibuster, which is steeped in racism and oppression. In his book, Kill Switch, he debunks the myths that it encourages bipartisanship and protects minority rights. He also explains how the filibuster is preventing the passage of popular legislation. Meagan Hatcher-Mays, Director of Democracy Policy with Indivisible National, will talk about Indivisible's strategy to eliminate the filibuster so we can pass pro-democracy legislation. Join us and learn how to make your vote matter! 

Register here: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_HMLLYbruQGiKRufmFoHXZg 

Taking us into the Capitol Hill backrooms where the institution’s decline is most evident, Jentleson shows that many of the greatest challenges of our era—partisan polarization, dark money, a media culture built on manufactured outrage—converge within the Senate. Even as he charts the larger forces that have shaped the institution where he served, Jentleson offers incisive portraits of the powerful senators who laid the foundation for the modern Senate, from Calhoun to McConnell to LBJ’s mentor, Richard Russell, to the unapologetic racist Jesse Helms.

An essential, revelatory investigation, Kill Switch ultimately makes clear that unless we immediately and drastically reform the Senate’s rules and practices—starting with reforming the filibuster—we face the prospect of permanent minority rule in America.

We can ship books anywhere in the US, but unfortunately, we cannot offer international shipping.

Please email events@oldfirehousebooks.com if you have any questions!

We hope to “see” you at the event!

Event date: 
Wednesday, July 21, 2021 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Event address: 
232 Walnut Street
Fort Collins, CO 80524
Kill Switch: The Rise of the Modern Senate and the Crippling of American Democracy Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781631497773
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Liveright - January 12th, 2021