Do We Need to Fix Our Voting System? May 25 • 1-2 pm In-person at Trailside The nonprofit TED, standing for Technology, Entertainment, Design, offers knowledge and inspiration from the world’s
Do We Need to Fix Our Voting System?
May 25 • 1-2 pm
In-person at Trailside
The nonprofit TED, standing for Technology, Entertainment, Design, offers knowledge and inspiration from the world’s foremost thinkers under the moniker “ideas worth spreading,” free online. These talks give access to the world’s most inspiring voices, discussing a vast range of themes. Join educator Tom Lowrey on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month during lunch to watch a TED talk (typically 10-20 minutes each) and participate in lively discussion about the ideas presented.
What’s needed to bring the US voting system into the 21st century
The American election system is complicated, to say the least — but voting is one of the most tangible ways that each of us can shape our communities. How can we make the system more modern, inclusive and secure? Civic engagement champion Tiana Epps-Johnson shares what’s needed to bring voting in the US into the 21st century — and to get every person to the polls.
An election system that puts voters (not politicians) first
From hours-long lines and limited polling locations to confusing and discriminatory registration policies, why is it so hard to vote in the US? Voting rights expert Amber McReynolds offers a proven alternative: a new process, already happening in parts of the country, that could bring accountability, transparency and equity to the outdated and sputtering system that American democracy currently relies on.
US politics isn’t broken. It’s fixed
The “broken” US political system is actually working exactly as designed, says business leader and activist Katherine Gehl. Examining the system through a nonpartisan lens, she makes the case for voting innovations, already implemented in parts of the country, that give citizens more choice and incentivize politicians to work towards progress and solutions instead of just reelection.
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