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The 2024 Election: The Inside Scoop From Two Former White House Staffers

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Alyssa Farah Griffin and Sarah Matthews have a unique perspective on the 2024 election from their time working for Donald Trump in the White House. They will offer their analysis of the race and explain why they don’t support Trump in 2024. They’ll also share their own vision for the future of a Republican Party that is more attractive to young voters and return to what drew them to the party. The discussion will also cover public policy.

This event was held in person + via zoom. A recording of the event can be viewed here.

About the Speakers:

Alyssa Farah Griffin is co-host of ABC’s award winning The View and a CNN political commentator. She has served as White House Communications Director and assistant to the president, Press Secretary for the Department of Defense, and Press Secretary for Vice President Mike Pence. She has also served as a senior communications aide on Capitol Hill. Farah Griffin has received the Secretary of Homeland Security’s Award for Distinguished Public Service.

Sarah Matthews is a Senior Communications Advisor at Merrimack Potomac + Charles. She served as a Special Assistant to the President and White House Deputy Press Secretary in the Trump administration. Matthews resigned from her White House position on January 6, 2021, in the wake of the attack on the United States Capitol. She provided critical testimony during a primetime hearing before the U.S. House Select Committee on the January 6 Attack in July 2022. Before her tenure in the Trump administration, she was an integral part of Trump’s 2020 presidential campaign as Deputy Press Secretary. Matthews career includes time on Capitol Hill serving with the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee, the U.S. House Homeland Security Committee, and the U.S. House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis.

This event is cosponsored by the Gamba Family Red and Blue Exchange, an initiative of the SNF Paideia Program at the University of Pennsylvania, and the Andrea Mitchell Center for the Study of Democracy. Generous funding is provided by the Gamba Family and the Stavros Niarchos Foundation.

This event was held in person and via zoom. A recording of the event can be viewed here.

Date: Monday, March 20, 5:30-7 PM

Location: The Forum, Perelman Center for Political Science and Economics (PCPSE), 133 South 36th Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19104


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