Politics In The Time Of Global Pandemic – Forum Network Series – From Quorum To Proxy: Governing, Representing And Campaigning Remotely
Published: Dec 4, 2020
Contributor: Rachael Cobb
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Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA) joins Suffolk University’s Ford Hall Forum to discuss the changing landscape of governing, serving constituents, and running for office in a time of global pandemic.
How has Congress adapted to manage its business during the major crises facing the nation: COVID-19, its economic impact, and the growing movement for social justice? To what extent have new rules impacted this vital work? What challenges does Congress face in responding to unprecedented times and what will be the most likely next steps? How do Members keep in touch with their constituents, whose needs are now greater than ever? What does a virtual campaign look like and how will all of this impact voting in remaining primaries and November’s General Election?