Why do Democrats and Republicans think the way they do? What values underlie the policies each party supports?
Livingston County Democrats will explore that topic at their Aug. 23 meeting with a video featuring noted linguist and cognitive scientist George Lakoff.
Lakoff, a University of California-Berkley professor, is known for his work on political frames and messaging, as laid out in his book, Don’t Think of An Elephant!: Know Your Values and Frame the Debate--The Essential Guide for Progressives.
The meeting will include about 30 minutes of a video of Lakoff explaining Democratic and Republican value systems, followed by a discussion.
The party’s regular business meeting will follow.
The meeting will be at 7 p.m., Aug. 23, at the Community Unitarian Universalists-Brighton, 3333 S. Old 23, in Brighton Township. Light refreshments will be served. Call 810-229-4212 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.