If no news send kittens
by Jonathan Kaufman
What we’re talking about
This election has been hard. It has tested the conventions of political discourse and decency. It has highlighted and deepened the divisions in our country.
The good news is that it’s almost over, and there is only one debate left between the two major candidates.
As we did for the first showdown between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, BDN Portland is hosting a debate-watching party at Think Tank Coworking on Congress Street on Wednesday, Oct. 19. We’ll stream it live on the projector and offer some free food.
This time, we’ve also decided to add a little extra support to those who need it.
We’re teaming up with Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland, which will bring nine therapy kittens to the party for anyone who needs to take a break from the political slugfest. (Kittens tend to make most things better.) If you fall in love with one, the group will have adoption surveys you can fill out.
The party starts at 8 and wraps up at 11. If you’re interested in coming, please reserve a free ticket here.
Oh, and please leave your dog at home, just to be safe.