Progressive groups pressed the Senate on Friday to reconvene "immediately" and approve more aid for states struggling to prepare for a presidential contest in the middle of a pandemic.
A letter from 31 left-leaning organizations to the Republican majority leadership is highly unlikely to alter the calendar, which has senators in recess next week. Instead, it highlights that election funding will be a high-profile, intensely lobbied and potentially partisan issue when Congress does negotiate its next coronavirus recovery package.
Congress allocated $400 million in March to help states conduct elections this year, an amount labeled wholly insufficient not only by voting rights groups but also by state and local election officials from both parties.
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Organizer: National Conference of State Legislatures
Many legislatures are now using remote technology to hold legislative session and committee meetings. Learn how some legislatures are integrating their voting systems in these remote meetings. What has worked well? What is a challenge? What security measures can legislative IT use to secure the votes of members?
Organizer: Millennial Action Project
Each summer, the Millennial Action Project hosts the largest bipartisan convening of young state legislators during the Future Summit. Over the past three years, hundreds of legislators from across the country have set aside party differences and joined together to collaborate, share policy ideas, and gain insight from national policy experts. The Future Summit serves as a central location for policymakers to highlight their efforts and propose solutions to advance legislation in areas disproportionately affecting the millennial and future generations.
As we look towards the 2020 Virtual Future Summit, MAP is continuously looking to expand its mission of advancing bipartisan policy to the benefit of young generations across the nation. Future Summit provides new and innovative perspectives, bridging the partisan divide, and adding to the ranks of audacious young leaders ready to chart a new path forward. MAP looks forward to hosting new and familiar faces at the 2020 Future Summit — the first virtual summit — and the opportunity for attendees to build a network of new relationships, envision new ideas, and discover a zeal for creating strong, bipartisan, Millennial-driven policy.
Anderson was editor of "Leveraging: A Political, Economic and Societal Framework" (Springer, 2014), has taught at five universities and sought the Democratic nomination for a House seat in Maryland in 2016.
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