We had a very successful zoom with Adam Schiff two weeks ago.
Almost Retired (Curt) did a masterful job of facilitating the conversation, Athenaze, Argiope and MomSense asked smart, thoughtful questions, and Adam Schiff was gracious and kind, candid and thoughtful in his answers. It was a real delight to have him with us and it felt more like a conversation than any of us expected.
So of course the smart thing to do is change things up, right? (Not usually!)
We were on our best behavior for company, but now we know him (a little bit) and he knows us (a little bit). I talked with Patrick last night, and now that we know each other a little bit, the plan is to TRY to have even more of a conversation, with more give and take.
The theme for tonight’s zoom is We’re Not Helpless Passengers On a Bad Ride, aka Where Do We Go from Here and How Do We Still Have Hope?
More specifically than that, though we are going to focus on a couple of areas that can briefly be described in shorthand as: 1) the Jan 6 commission, and what happens if their results are met with a shrug from Republicans and a collective yawn from the public 2) attempts to control election outcomes with republican Secretaries of State and partisan election officials.
Having said that, the conversation will go wherever Adam Schiff takes us, but this is our thinking going in.
So. if you plan to participate in the zoom, YOUR ASSIGNMENT this afternoon is this:
- You are on an elevator with Adam Schiff
- You have 15 seconds to ask him a question
- It needs to be something he can respond to in a minute or two.
- Within the 2 *broad areas described above, what would you ask him?
If you have a questions, please share them below.
* If you have a burning question that isn’t in one of the two broad categories, you are welcome to include it in the comments.
IN THE ZOOM TONIGHT
If you have a question to ask, even if you have supplied it here, please use Raise Hand as soon as you enter the zoom. It’s best if you summarize the gist of your question in a few words and can use Chat to send the summary to host and co-host (WaterGirl & Curt). If we have an idea of what the questions are, that will help the flow of the conversation.
FYI: If we have the general free-for-all Chat on in the zoom, we can’t possibly sort through all the general chatting to find the questions. And having a sense of the questions in the Chat is key to our being able to open this up for a bit more conversation, hopefully without descending into chaos. :-)
Not to worry, we are not surprising Congressman Schiff with this new format. Now that we all know each other a little bit, his Chief of Staff is very much in support of shaking things up a bit for our second event. Let’s have fun tonight, and let’s make sure Adam Schiff has fun. With your help, we can make this work.
Update: Any questions about how this is all going to work?