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What's happening this week in democracy reform

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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 14

Primaries

Alabama, Maine and Texas host primary elections.

Ask the Experts: Federal aid to the states - with strings?, 12:30 Eastern

Join Truth in Accounting for a live, virtual event on federal aid conditions for state and local governments. With special guests Jonathan Bydlak from R Street Institute and Adam Schuster from Illinois Policy Institute, they'll discuss four principles that Congress should incorporate into any federal aid package for the states.

American Democracy, American Racism: Briefing with Vanita Gupta, 1 pm Eastern

Join a conversation hosted by the Leadership Now Project and the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights discussing the intersection of structural racism and democracy.

Supporting the Youth Vote in 2020, 1 pm Eastern

Join the Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE), part of Tufts University's Tisch College of Civic Life, and Gallup for a discussion on youth participation in the political process this November and beyond.

USC Election Cybersecurity Initiative: Florida, 1:30 pm Eastern

Join the University of Southern California — Election Cybersecurity Initiative for a virtual workshop, designed to help protect campaigns and elections in this critical election year.

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Wednesday, July 15

Virtual Discussion With Nebraska State Sen. Adam Morefeld & State Democratic Party Chairwoman Jane Kleeb, 2 pm Eastern

Join Open Primaries for a conversation about Nebraska's unicameral, nonpartisan Legislature and top two open primary, how it creates incentives for candidates to reach out to all constituents, understand their concerns and cooperate with colleagues without having to toe the party line.

Virtual Civic Engagement Training, 7:30 pm Eastern

Young People For (YP4) — a national network that provides life-long social justice leadership training and centers black, brown, indigenous, disabled, and LGBTQ+ leaders in education, media, politics, business, government, and everywhere — will host its second YP4 Civic Engagement Series training of the summer featuring young elected officials and other who will break down how power functions at each level of government.

Thursday, July 16

Diversity in the Democracy Reform Movement, 12 pm Eastern

The Fulcrum is bringing together reform leaders to talk about the importance of leaning into the diversity of the movement and how the foundations of democracy reform are built on social justice and civil rights.

RepresentUs Volunteer Onboarding Call, 6 pm Eastern

Join the RepresentUs Advocacy Team for a volunteer onboarding call. You'll get to chat with their National Organizer, Cam Cooper, and begin your journey to help end corruption.

Friday, July 17

Exploring the Feasibility and Security of Technology to Conduct Remote Voting in the House, 1 pm Eastern

The Committee on House Administration will hold a hearing entitled "Exploring the Feasibility and Security of Technology to Conduct Remote Voting in the House."

Meanwhile, check out our latest news and opinion stories:

A call to find a new rhetoric for a humble civil religion

Permanent switch to no-excuse mail voting vetoed in New Hampshire

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