Making Democracy Count

  • 2020 Oct 06

    Rising: AAPI Engagement and the 2020 Elections

    4:00pm to 5:00pm

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    Virtual event, registration required

    The national reckoning on racial inequity, amidst the continued spread of Covid-19, has spurred major efforts to ensure full participation and a strong turnout in November’s elections. This is particularly true among the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community – the fastest growing minority group and a major voting bloc. Join us for a conversation with leading practitioners in the field on the importance and state of current efforts to engage AAPI voters, AAPIs’ role and connection to the Black Lives Matter movement, and the stakes of the upcoming election.... Read more about Rising: AAPI Engagement and the 2020 Elections

  • 2020 Oct 08

    [Book Talk] Why Do We Still Have the Electoral College? with Prof. Alex Keyssar

    12:00pm to 1:00pm

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    Virtual event, registration required

    In just over three weeks, millions will head to the polls and elect the president of the United States via an arcane institution that permits the loser of the popular vote to win, and narrows campaigning to just a handful of swing states. In this discussion, Prof. Alex Keyssar will be joined by Prof. Edward Foley and Tova Wang to discuss his new book, why the founders settled on such an institution, it’s persistence over the hundreds of years since, and current efforts to preserve, circumvent, or abolish it.

    Panelists include:...

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  • 2020 Oct 13

    Young Voters Could Decide the Election: Will They?

    12:00pm to 1:00pm

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    Virtual event, registration required

    Every election cycle, we lament low young voter turnout rates. Yet, in the last few years, young people have been at the forefront of the movements for racial justice, climate justice, gun violence prevention, and policing issues. They have taken their advocacy to the streets and to elected officials. We saw an uptick in youth voter rates in 2018. Now, will this energy translate into an even larger upswell of young voters in November?

    You’re invited to join us in discussion with leading experts about the latest young voter polling data, ongoing grassroots organizing efforts, and...

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  • 2020 Oct 20

    Navigating the Rapids: Swing State Secretaries and the 2020 Elections

    4:00pm to 5:00pm

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    Virtual event, registration required

    As we approach the final weeks of the election campaign, Secretaries of State - particularly in swing states - face tremendous pressures as they fulfill their responsibilities to provide a smooth, inclusive, and safe election that delivers a trusted result. The Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation is privileged to bring together a bipartisan group of secretaries from the key swing states of Michigan, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. They will discuss the challenges they are facing, the pressures they are under, and what they are doing to make the November elections...

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