Activating the Electorate
6:00 p.m. | Thursday, April 9, 2020
As a result of public health guidance across the Bay Area, SPUR is suspending its in-person public programming events. During this time, public programs will be postponed, canceled or converted into a webinar on an event-by-event basis. We're currently evaluating our options for this event and will provide updates as soon as a plan is formed. To receive updates, please register below or check back here soon.
2018 may have seen the highest midterm turnout in four decades, but at only 53% voter participation, the U.S. ranks near the bottom of developed countries. The 2020 presidential election is fast approaching, and if history is any guide, 100 million Americans might sit it out. Who are they, and why aren't they participating? With boomers and millennials being the two biggest voting age-groups, there is no one-size-fits-all answer to these questions. From art to activism, and data to door knocking, we'll explore different ways to get people engaged from the local to the national level. Co-presented by KQED.
+ Scott Shafer / KQED
+ Marisa Lagos / KQED
+ Alicia Garza / Black Lives Matter
+ Lisa Garcia Bedolla / UC Berkeley
+ Mike Madrid / California Latino Economic Institute
Free for the public.
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