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State of the People with Ralph Nader and Hamberder: Comedy

By: | posted on: Jan 29, 2019

Date(s) - 01/29/2019
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm

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We’re 30+ days into the most extended federal government shutdown in history with no sure sign of when it’ll end. The State of the Union address was scheduled to take place on January 29, 2019, but has never been given during a government shutdown. What should we expect from Congress and the President? That’s unsure, but what’s certain for you is an enjoyable night at Busboys and Poets with these alternative events to the State of the Union.

6:30 – 8:30 PM

Ralph Nader in Conversation with Andy Shallal:
What Should We Expect from Congress and the President?

“Our country has far more problems than it deserves and far more solutions than it applies.” – Ralph Nader

Join Andy Shallal and Ralph Nader as they discuss the changes, reforms, and improvements that the majority of the American people want to be advanced in our country but are stalled in Congress or undermined by President Trump.

Nader says We the People need to mobilize to push our members of Congress to act and that it is time for:

* A living wage

* Full Medicare for all or what is called a “single payer.”

* A renewable, solar-based, wind-powered, energy system

* Clean elections reform and strong, enforceable laws against public corruption

* Criminal justice reform regarding non-violent offenses and additional improvements of sentencing

* Protection of the public lands

* An end to corporate welfare

* Prosecute corporate crime

* Protect access to justice for wrongfully injured people

* End to unconstitutional, boomeranging wars that spread death and destruction abroad

Ralph Nader is one of America’s most effective social critics. His analyses and advocacy have enhanced public awareness and increased government and corporate accountability. His example has inspired a whole generation of consumer advocates, citizen activists, and public interest lawyers. He first made headlines as a young lawyer in 1965 with his book Unsafe at Any Speed, which led to congressional hearings and the passage of a series of life-saving automobile safety laws in 1966.

9:30 – 11:30 PM

Hamberder: Comedy Showcase of Covfefe Proportions | $5 Cover

As it appears the State of the Union will be canceled on January 29, 2019, Busboys and Poets would like to offer the community something great to do – laugh! Join us as the area’s best up and coming comics wax comedic on the current state of the union. We’ll laugh, we’ll cry…but at least we’ll be crying together, instead of at home, on the couch, clutching a framed photo of Obama dancing in dad jeans. So come on out and join us for a night to remember!


Sofia Javed
Tiffany Cain
Stephanie Kinsella
Kerene Tayloe
Fernando Madrigal
Marlenas McMahon-Purk
Danny Rolando
Naomi Karavani

This show is brought to you in coordination with Project Thalia, an organization that creates and promotes performance opportunities for women of every race and every definition.

Full menu and bar will be available throughout both events.

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