Organizer: Citizen University
Who better to join us in gathering people together, building culture, and inspiring reflection and joy than Seattle's Museum of Pop Culture! We're cooking up a special program featuring local artists in the MoPop community and a timely civic sermon from our very own Eric Liu. After our YouTube live, we invite you to join in conversation with others around the country in what we call civic circles.
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Tuesday marks six weeks until Election Day and is National Voter Registration Day, a moment to turbocharge sign-ups before it's too late. But the significant blow the coronavirus has dealt to civic engagement this year leaves in doubt how many millions of eligible but still unregistered Americans can be found and converted on the unofficial holiday.
Fresh national numbers from the Brennan Center for Justice, a progressive think tank which does some of the most extensive research on democracy's challenges, confirm the drop in registration compared to the last presidential election. The organization's analysis of 21 states found 17 have watched registration rates plummet since four year ago.
With the first deadlines coming the first week of October in 15 states, a bevy of groups with sometimes similar sounding names have refocused — or been formed — to push the uphill goal of finding millions more willing first-time voters, with an emphasis on younger people.
- Off-year record shattered on National Voter Registration Day - The ... ›
- SPLC puts $30 million toward voter registration - The Fulcrum ›
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- Coronavirus threatens to hobble voter registration efforts - The Fulcrum ›
Organizer: Bipartisan Policy Center
Colleges and universities are places where students can learn to be civic leaders. Yet data suggests that college students turn out to vote less often than older cohorts. Many Generation Z students are eager to engage with the democratic process and are taking steps to promote civic literacy and voter turnout in their communities, even amidst the challenges of COVID-19 and a remote or partially-remote fall semester.
Join us this Constitution Day as we hear from student leaders and other experts about their efforts to foster a thriving democracy from our nation's college and university campuses.