Events

  • 2020 Oct 20

    Navigating the Rapids: Swing State Secretaries and the 2020 Elections

    4:00pm to 5:00pm

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    As we approach the final weeks of the election campaign, Secretaries of State - particularly in swing states - face tremendous pressures as they fulfill their responsibilities to provide a smooth, inclusive, and safe election that delivers a trusted result. The Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation is privileged to bring together a bipartisan group of secretaries from the key swing states of Michigan, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. They will discuss the challenges they are facing, the pressures they are under, and what they are doing to make the November elections...

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  • 2020 Oct 22

    [Radcliffe] New Blocs, New Maps, New Power (ca. 1982)

    4:00pm

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    By the early 1980s, a new political landscape was taking shape that would fundamentally influence American society and politics in the decades to come. That year, the long-standing effort to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment—championed by suffragist Alice Paul and introduced to Congress in 1923—ran aground, owing in significant measure to the activism of women who pioneered a new brand of conservatism. The power and organizational energies of conservative women provided one more proof that the suffragists’ notion of a universal women’s voting “bloc” was an illusion. But in the Reagan era...

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  • 2020 Oct 22

    Election Protection Volunteer Training

    7:00pm to 8:00pm

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    Lawyers for Civil Rights Boston and its allies run non-partisan election protection in Massachusetts and need your help to make sure the election runs smoothly and fairly. November 3 election day volunteer roles include:

    • Statewide Hotline – communicate with voters to troubleshoot election-day issues from your home
    • Mobile Field Program – independently observe multiple polling locations for outdoor violations such as inadequate signage or long lines
    • Social Media & News Monitoring – monitor news and social media platforms to report...
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  • 2020 Dec 03

    [Radcliffe] 2020 Visions

    4:00pm

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    Too often, the story of women’s suffrage unfolds in a vacuum, seemingly unconnected from the general contours of American history. This concluding session looks back from the present, asking experts working in a variety of disciplines and organizations to briefly unfold, TED-talk style, a single “big idea” that captures the significance of the 19th Amendment for voting rights, citizenship, and democracy today.

    Moon Duchin RI ’19, associate professor of mathematics and...

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