Alumni Events

October 1, 2018 at 11:15 pm

The Mid-Term Elections: A D.C. Insider’s Perspective, Oct. 4

Lisa Maatz, portrait

Lisa Maatz

Ohio University alumna Lisa Maatz discusses “The Mid-Term Elections: A D.C. Insider’s Perspective” on Thursday, Oct. 4, at 5 p.m. in Walter Hall 145.

  • What’s at stake in midterms 2018?
  • Who will win control of the House and the Senate? How will that impact the Trump Administration moving forward?
  • What is the importance of state and local elections in the Trump era?
  • How will pack money and unnamed big donors play a role in the outcome of the election?
  • What about key state ballot initiatives, including congressional district reform to address gerrymandering; Affordable Care Act and Medicaid expansion; environmental initiatives; and net neutrality?

Maatz ’89 (Sociology, Political Science and WGSS) is a much-respected policy adviser and advocate for women and girls in Washington, D.C., and also at OHIO. As a nationally recognized leader in the progressive movement, Maatz is a sought-after speaker and commentator. Featured in the book Secrets of Powerful Women, she is also a contributor to Love Her, Love Her Not: The Hillary Paradox, a bipartisan anthology named an Amazon “#1 Hot New Release.” Hundreds of media outlets have featured Maatz’s expert commentary on social, political, and policy matters. A dynamic and experienced non-profit leader, Maatz has a reputation for her bipartisan and strategic approach to public policy, government relations, communications, grassroots advocacy and organizational development at all levels.

In addition, Maatz has held adjunct appointments at major universities and was a legislative aide to U.S. Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-NY). Her advocacy career began when she was the Executive Director of Turning Point, a domestic violence program recognized for excellence by the Ohio Supreme Court.

Maatz is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Ohio University and has two master’s degrees from Ohio State. She was named to the College of Arts & Sciences Notable Alumni. (See “Notable Alumni | Lisa Maatz Is a Respected Advocate, in D.C. and at OHIO.”)

This event is co-sponsored by the departments of Sociology & Anthropology and Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies, along with the College of Arts & Sciences.

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