âEmbracing the Gray: The Line Between Redeeming Politics and Corrupting Faithâ? Lecture by Eric Sapp
Crossroads of Religion and Politics Lecture, co-sponsored with the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs
Location: Robertson Hall, Bowl 016
Date/Time: 09/29/10 at 4:30 pm - 09/29/10 at 6:00 pm
Eric Sapp was Senior Partner at Common Good Strategies (CGS) prior to founding Eleison. CGS received significant national attention following the â06 cycle for its groundbreaking faith outreach and messaging work for the DSCC, Senators Casey and Brown, Governors Strickland, Granholm, and Sebelius, Rep. Shuler, and the Michigan, Kansas, and Oregon State Democratic Parties. CGS clients significantly out-performed Democrats nationally (normally by double-digits) with Protestants, evangelicals, Catholics, and weekly church attenders. Dr. John Green, Sr. Fellow at the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life, said about CGSâs work that âif Democrats learn a lesson from â06 and are able to duplicate these efforts more widelyâ¦we could potentially see historic shifts in voting blocks that would dramatically change the relationship between faith and politics in this country.â? Eric has been a regular speaker on faith and politics on television and radio shows, most often providing a Democratic perspective on conservative programs. Ericâs background also includes stints with Representative David Price (D-NC), where he handled faith and politics, budget, tax, and homeland security issues. Before that, he worked for Senator Edward Kennedy (D-MA) on the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee.
Category: Public Lectures
Department: Crossroads of Religion and Politics Lecture Series