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Activating the Electorate

6:00 p.m. | Thursday, April 9, 2020

This program has been converted into a Facebook Live Event. To stay updated about the program and access the conversation, please see the link below. 

2018 saw the highest midterm turnout in four decades. But at only fifty-three percent voter participation, the U.S. ranks near the bottom of developed countries. Now America is faced with a new reality that could lower those numbers even further. The COVID-19 pandemic has blown up plans for the upcoming election. Fundraising, messaging, organizing, even the act of voting have all been turned upside down. With the 2020 election fast approaching, strategists and organizers are being forced to engage people from a distance while contending with a global struggle of historic proportions. Join us on Facebook Live to unpack the questions that these challenges present.

+ Scott Shafer / KQED
+ Marisa Lagos / KQED
+ Lisa Garcia Bedolla / UC Berkeley
+ Mike Madrid / California Latino Economic Institute


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