Lynn Rivers Continues The Discussion of “The End Of The Constitition?”

Monday September 23, 2013: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

This event will be recorded

Join us for an evening of engrossing and lively discussion as former Michigan Representative Lynn Rivers returns to continue the discussion entitled "The End Of The Constitution?"

In today’s America, the presidency has accumulated tremendous power – power much greater that what the framers envisioned and the Constitution provides. This has resulted in a system of checks and balances that no longer balances. Unfortunately, based on partisan preferences, Americans are either highly critical of presidential action or mute. Both responses are inadequate to protect the historical division of powers. Join us for this event, cosponsored by the League of Women Voters of the Ann Arbor Area, to discuss the dangers of an all-powerful executive branch and the end of the Constitution.

Lynn Rivers was a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representative from 1995 – 2003. She represented Michigan’s 13th Congressional district (Eastern Washtenaw and Western Wayne counties). Prior to serving in Congress, she was a Michigan State Rep. She has an undergraduate degree from UM and a Law degree from Wayne State. She currently teaches Political Science at Washtenaw Community College and the University of Michigan.