2021

2021 Mar 30

Tech & Democracy Workshop: How to Build a Winning Advocacy Campaign

4:00pm to 5:15pm

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Please register for this session using your Harvard email address. Join us for an interactive workshop with AY 2020-2021 Technology and Democracy Fellow Vignesh Ganapathy, LoudLight Action Board Chair and former Head of Government Relations at Postmates. Vignesh will lead a group-oriented session analyzing successful campaigns for policy change, drawing upon his experiences managing legislative campaigns at the local, state, and federal level while utilizing an innovative and diverse toolkit.

Participants will examine the risks and benefits of various real-world approaches...

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2021 Mar 17

Tech & Democracy Workshop: Ensuring Equitable Access to New Political Tools and Technologies

4:00pm to 5:15pm

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Join us for a skills-building workshop with Kate Gage, Founding Partner at The Movement Cooperative and AY 2020-2021 Technology and Democracy Fellow at the Ash Center.

The 2020 election was proof of how important local organizers and organizations are to building power and creating meaningful change. Over the past few years there has been an explosion of new entrepreneurs, technologists, tools, and tactics within the political and advocacy space, but many of these critical new innovations remain inaccessible to down-ballot candidates and local organizers due to cost, adoption...

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2021 Mar 23

Florida and the 2020 Election: How Can Lessons from the Latinx Vote Help Us Fight Disinformation?

4:00pm to 5:15pm

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Please register for this session using your Harvard email address. Join an interactive workshop with Mariana Ruiz Firmat, Executive Director of Kairos and AY 2020-2021 Technology and Democracy Fellow at the Ash Center. During this workshop, participants will examine the Latinx vote in Florida during the 2020 presidential election as a way of understanding how disinformation and misinformation impacts voting behavior. Participants will engage in an immersive exercise where we will identify voting trends and messaging that was effective in shaping...

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Voting Rights Battle Enters a New Round

Voting Rights Battle Enters a New Round

March 8, 2021

On Monday, March 1st, the Georgia House of Representatives passed H.B.531, a sweeping elections bill that critics and voting rights advocates were quick to note increases restrictions on absentee voting and curtails weekend early voting hours. In contrast, just two days later, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R.1, legislation containing a broad range of democratic reforms, from automatic voter registration requirements for state agencies to campaign finance reform that its authors hope would do much to lower barriers to voting across much of the country.  

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