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Here are the highlights of what fix-the-system groups are planning for the coming week — and other events important to the cause of reforming democracy.

Tuesday, July 7

Primaries

Delaware and New Jersey host primary elections.

Democracy in the Time of Covid, 3 pm Eastern

As our nation faces crisis after crisis, the dangerous and damaging effects of our broken political system are cast in stark relief. Join RepresentUs Co-Founders Josh Silver and Joshua Graham Lynn for a presentation and interactive Q&A session.

'Unrig: How to Fix Our Broken Democracy' - Book Launch with author Daniel Newman, 6 pm Pacific

Fix Democracy First and the League of Women Voters of Seattle-King County co-host the virtual launch of "UNRIG: How to Fix Our Broken Democracy" with author Daniel Newman, and special guest Estevan Muñoz-Howard.

Wednesday, July 8

Lessons Learned from the 2020 Primary Elections, 1:30 pm Eastern

The members of the U.S. Election Assistance Commission will oversee a virtual hearing including testimony from state and local election officials. Panelists will discuss the challenges they faced during the 2020 primary elections, how they met those challenges, and how they plan to manage the general elections during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Open Primaries Virtual Discussion With Alaskans for Better Elections, 2 pm Eastern

This November, Alaskans will decide whether to adopt ranked-choice voting, open nonpartisan primaries, and tough new rules on campaign finance disclosure. Join Open Primaries to hear from Alaskans for Better Elections campaign manager Shea Siegert, campaign counsel and former chief of staff to Governor Walker Scott Kendall, and former independent state Representative and campaign co-chair Jason Grenn.

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Knowing Our History to Strengthen Civic Engagement, 2 pm Eastern

For "Knowing Our History to Strengthen Civic Engagement," the National Conference on Citizenship will be joined by experts and leaders from Made By Us - a national coalition of leading history, civic, and local organizations, coming together to pool resources and find new ways to help people better understand and engage with the past. We'll be joined by Nathaniel Sheidley, Ph.D. (Revolutionary Spaces), Cameron Patterson (Robert Russa Moton Museum) Caroline Klibanoff (Made By Us).

Thursday, July 9

Pandemic Propaganda: A New Electoral Crisis, 12 pm Eastern

How will the misinformation pandemic inflamed by the coronavirus crisis reshape the political landscape? And how might domestic and foreign actors weaponize rumors, conspiracy theories, and disinformation about Covid-19 against American voters in the lead-up to the November election? The Brennan Center for Justice convenes a panel that will discuss measures that can address these challenges in the upcoming months and help ensure the 2020 election is free, fair, and safe.

Staying Nonpartisan as a 501(c)(3) Organization, 2 pm Eastern

Join Nonprofit VOTE for a one-hour free webinar to demystify what it means to be nonpartisan and stay on the right side of IRS rules.

Online National Debate: Addressing Racism, 8 pm Eastern

Join Braver Angels for a debate surrounding systemic racism in the United States. Resolved: America should embrace radical systemic change to address racism.

Saturday, July 11

Louisiana primary

The state hosts its primary that was delayed from April.

VoteSafe Weekend of Action, 11 am Eastern

Join Voters Not Politicians for a weekend of action as they call voters throughout Michigan about VoteSafe and to remind them to complete the AV ballot application as soon as possible.

Skills for Bridging the Divide Online Workshop, 1:55 pm Eastern

There's a lot of stress these days among family members and friends who are divided politically, and the current polarized public conversation doesn't help. Join a Braver Angels Skills for Bridging the Divide Workshop and learn skills for having respectful conversations that clarify differences, search for common ground, and affirm the importance of the relationship.

Meanwhile, check out our latest news and opinion stories:

Presidential electors must follow the wishes of the state's voters, court rules

4 principles to guide us past our Covid crisis divisions

Congressional gerrymandering has been a boon for GOP, report finds

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