Speakers Bureau Presentations

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Speakers Bureau

Choose Democracy has assembled a team of volunteer who have developed presentations about Democracy, Authoritarianism, Fascism, Voting and more related to the protection of our democracy both here and abroad. These Speaker Bureau volunteers are willing to present to your organization in person or using an online platform (Zoom, etc.).

A short profile of these volunteers and the titles of their presentations they have prepared can be found below.  To request a speaker, please complete the information form below and submit it for out team’s consideration and planning. 

Presentation Options
  • Why Democracy?
  • The Global Rise of Authoritarianism
  • How Fascism Works
  • The Right-Wing Assault on America’s Democracy
  • The Authoritarian Playbook
  • Saving Our Democracy
  • The Claremont Institute 
  • Fascism’s Assault on Universities

Our Speakers

Dale P Anderson
Dale Anderson

Dale Anderson is a Sarasota resident and an active volunteer at local nonprofit organizations. His career included practicing internal and emergency medicine, managing group practices, and working as a healthcare executive and consultant with large hospital systems. Over the past five years he has been actively researching and presenting on topics related to fascism, authoritarianism and the future of our democracy.

Gene Jones

Gene is a founding member and current President of Florida Veterans for Common Sense. He served in the Air Force as a linguist and analyst (1964-1968). He practiced law in Sarasota, Florida until his retirement in 1999. He wrote the books Adventuring in Paradise, a non-fiction outdoor recreation guide for Southwest Florida and Suwannee Divide, an historical novel about Florida during the Civil War. The Sarasota Herald Tribune and other Florida media have published his guest columns. He is a frequent speaker about Florida during the Civil War as well as veterans and national issues for Florida Veterans for Common Sense. You can stay informed about the FVCS activities by subscribing to Common Sense, the organization’s newsletter.

Gene Jones FLVCS speakers bureau

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