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Trygve Olson

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America – and the Enduring Example of Our Democracy

Live: Wednesday, May 29, 5:00pm pacific / 8:00pm eastern

Join election expert, speaker, and Lincoln Project advisor Trygve Olson for this free, 90-minute class and discover the Five Things He’s Learned about American democracy’s essential and lasting role as the inspiration and beacon of hope for all – and about all we must do to continue to protect it today.

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Trygve Olson

Five Things I've Learned About

America – and the Enduring Example of Our Democracy

Join election expert, speaker, and Lincoln Project advisor Trygve Olson for this free, 90-minute class and discover the Five Things He’s Learned about American democracy’s essential and lasting role as the inspiration and beacon of hope for all – and about all we must do to continue to protect it today.

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America – and Our Common Ground

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America – and the Forces Driving Democracy to Autocracy

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America – from Five American Musicians

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Living and Dying During the Pandemic

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The Ways A.I. is Revolutionizing the Writing Process

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