Event Description

Event Description

Fair Elections: Upgrading How We Vote & Finance Campaigns

Experts will speak to critical issues around ballot access and campaign finance. Experts will then focus on viable, scalable, and transformative solutions such as early voting, vote by mail, universal voter registration, and innovations in campaign finance. The day will end with actionable takeaways so that participants will know how to help advance these solutions.

Introduction

Discussion of the existing challenges related to fair elections to establish a foundational understanding of the issues we are trying to solve. Here audience members will gain a solid understanding of the barriers in our current system.

Time: 3:00 - 3:15 pm

Speakers: Danielle Allen, Secretary Maggie Toulouse Oliver

"Early Voting, Vote-by-Mail, and Universal Voter Registration"

A live one-on-one conversation between two well-known women experts on solutions to existing challenges related to fair ballot access: early voting, vote by mail, and universal voter registration. Here audience members will learn about viable, scalable, and transformative solutions directly from the experts themselves. 

Time: 3:15 - 3:40 pm

Speakers: Amber McReynolds, Acting Secretary Leigh Chapman

"Innovations in Campaign Finance"

A live conversation between two to three widely respected women experts on reimagining campaign finance as a solution to some of our current challenges related to fair elections. Here audience members will learn about viable, scalable, and transformative solutions directly from the experts themselves.

Time: 3:40 - 4:00 pm

Speakers: Sheila Krumholz, Chisun Lee, Ann Ravel

Solutions Panel

Live panel discussion between three to five “on-the-ground” experts that will share their experience in working to advance early voting, vote by mail, universal voter registration, ballot access for typically marginalized groups, and better campaign finance at the local, state, or national levels. Here audience members will learn about tangible action steps they can take to join us in advancing these viable, scalable, and transformative solutions.

Time: 4:00 - 4:50 pm

Moderator: Onida Coward Mayers

Speakers: Sarah Blahovec, Clerk Molly Fitzpatrick, Michelle Whittaker, Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda