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Los Angeles Approval Voting Chapter Meeting
Date: March 30, 2020
Time: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm (Pacific)
Location: Virtual
Event type: Chapter Meeting
Join us at 6:30pm PT for the second meeting of the LA area chapter to learn about next steps for advocating for approval voting in LA and to meet the CES team! Please RSVP to receive the Zoom conferencing information. Register Now!
Teaching Your Kids about Democracy with iCivics
Date: March 31, 2020
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm (Eastern)
Location: Virtual
Event type: Zoom Discussion
Event time: 6:00pm ET/ 5:00pm CT/ 4:00pm MT/ 3:00pm PT. || As a parent, are you wondering how you can continue your children’s learning during the pandemic? Many Americans are facing the prospect of their kids being out of school for weeks or months at a time, and this might be a daunting prospect—but it doesn’t have to be. Join us for a discussion with Amber Coleman-Mortley of iCivics to learn about fun ways you can teach your kids about democracy and government through the resources provided by iCivics. She’ll also have general tips for engaging your kids in learning opportunities while at home. The discussion will take place virtually via a Zoom conference call. You will receive the Zoom link in an email after you RSVP. Register Now!
Bay Area Approval Voting Chapter Meeting
Date: April 1, 2020
Time: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm (Pacific)
Location: Virtual - Zoom Conference
Event type: Chapter Meeting
Join us at 6:30pm PT for the second meeting of the Bay Area chapter to learn about next steps for advocating for approval voting in Bay Area and to meet the CES team! Please RSVP to receive the Zoom conferencing information. Register Now!
Gaming the Vote: An Evening with William Poundstone
Date: April 2, 2020
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm (Eastern)
Location: Virtual
Event type: Zoom Discussion
Event time: 6:00pm ET/ 5:00pm CT/ 4:00pm MT/ 3:00pm PT. || It’s no secret. Elections in the US aren’t fair. But why? There are a lot of contributing factors, but one that doesn’t get much airtime is our voting method. Join us as we talk with William Poundstone, best-selling author of Gaming the Vote: Why Elections Aren’t Fair (And What We Can Do About It), as he explains how he discovered that the heart of America’s political dysfunction lies in the way that we vote. He’ll also give his thoughts on the 2020 election, how approval voting could improve our politics, and even his thoughts on the coronavirus epidemic. You don’t want to miss this exclusive opportunity! You must register to receive the Zoom conference information. Register Now!
Securing Democracy During Crisis: A Conversation with Vote At Home
Date: April 6, 2020
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm (Eastern)
Location: Virtual
Event type: Zoom Discussion
Event Time: 7pm ET / 6pm CT / 5pm MT / 4pm PT || This primary season, something that most of us couldn’t have predicted happened. Elections were delayed due to a global health pandemic. This led many voters to worry: when will they have the opportunity to vote? And what about November’s election? Join us in a virtual conversation with Amber McReynolds, executive director of Vote At Home, as she explains her organization’s plan to help states transition to vote-by-mail for elections in 2020. You’ll find out everything you need to know about how vote-by-mail works and how you can help to make sure our democracy is secure throughout this crisis. Register Now!
Why Plurality Voting is Awful: Deep Dive Live
Date: April 8, 2020
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm (Eastern)
Location: Virtual
Event type: Youtube Livestream Discussion
Event time: 7pm ET / 6pm CT / 5pm MT / 4pm PT || The vast majority of the world conducts single-winner elections in the same way: voters vote for one candidate and the candidate with the most votes wins. But voting scientists all agree: this is the absolute worst way to conduct an election. What's so bad about plurality/ choose-one voting? And why do so many governments continue to elect their leaders this way? We'll answer these questions and more on our Deep Dive Live! Join us for the conversation -- we'll answer your questions, too. Register Now!
The Science Behind Approval Voting: An Evening with Professor Brams
Date: April 13, 2020
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm (Eastern)
Location: Virtual
Event type: Zoom Discussion
Event time: 6:00pm ET/ 5:00pm CT/ 4:00pm MT/ 3:00pm PT. || We hear it all the time when we’re out meeting you in public: how can approval voting possibly be so effective, while also being so simple?” While we always answer that question as best we can, we know there’s someone who can do an even better job: Professor Steven Brams. Join us for a discussion with Professor Brams, one of the chief pioneers of the academic study of approval voting, to learn about the method’s history and the science behind it. You don’t want to miss this exclusive opportunity! The discussion will take place virtually via a Zoom conference call. You will receive the Zoom link in an email after you RSVP. Register Now!
Let All Voters Vote: A Conversation with Open Primaries
Date: April 22, 2020
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm (Eastern)
Location: Virtual
Event type: Zoom Discussion
Event Time: 7pm ET / 6pm CT / 5pm MT / 4pm PT || Did you know that not all voters are allowed to exercise their right in primary elections? If you’re registered as an independent, you may not be able to vote in primary elections if you live in a state that has closed primaries. The 2016 presidential primary left out 26.3 million independent voters. Join us for a discussion with the nonpartisan organization Open Primaries to learn why they believe open, nonpartisan primaries make for more representative elections. We’ll discuss what they’re doing to get open primaries implemented in states like Florida and cities like St. Louis, and there will be an opportunity for you to ask your burning questions. Register Now!
Netroots Nation
Date: August 13 - 15, 2020
Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm (Mountain)
Location: Denver, CO
Event type: Conference
For more than a decade, Netroots Nation has hosted the largest annual conference for progressives, drawing nearly 3,000 attendees from around the country and beyond. Netroots Nation 2020 is set for August 13-15 in Denver. Learn More
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