131/116: The 131 Women of the New (116th) CongressCancelled James Clunan, Kathleen McQuaid August 27 - October 8, 2019 Tuesdays, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. [NOTE: there will be NO CLASS on September 3.] St. Mary’s Episcopal Chapel, 5 Kimball Road, Northeast Harbor This class will investigate and discuss the prospects for bi-partisan cooperation among the 131 women in the newly elected 116th Congress. Each participant will closely follow the speeches, daily calendars, legislation advocated, and constituent services of two women - one Democrat, one Republican. Using this focused research, class members will initially deliver summary introductions of their “pair.” Subsequently, the class will analyze the chances for collaboration on major national issues, including modernizing American capitalism through universal child care and pre-K, an annual wealth tax, clean energy and infrastructure restoration, constraining giant corporations, and increasing workers’ bargaining power. The class will also consider their evolving views on major issues such as climate change, foreign policy, criminal justice reform, firearms legislation, and LGBTQ rights, among others.