Events

Want to find a time to connect with peers in your jurisdiction, your state, or across the country? Check out these events to find one right for you. Not all events listed are open to the public, some events are included to provide notice to potential speakers or those who want to connect with organizers.

  • Political Violence Prevention: Updated Threat Assessment & Mapping
    Date: August 11, 2022
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    Category: Virtual Summit

    Join Over Zero, the Trusted Elections Fund, the Democracy Funders Network, and More in Common for a virtual session on Thursday, August 11, from 2:00pm to 3:30pm ET, focused on trends, risks, and opportunities related to preventing political violence in the US in 2022 and beyond.

    It will feature a brief update on new trends and relevant research on risks of political violence, an update and deeper dive into Over Zero’s landscape mapping for the violence prevention field, and opportunities to connect with a wide range of experts, practitioners and funders.

    The goals for this session are:

    • To create space for experts, practitioners and funders to check in and connect with others in the field;
    • To help generate a shared understanding of relevant trends and findings on political violence and the current field landscape; and,
    • To identify high-priority opportunities for collaboration and alignment across the field in the lead-up to the 2022 midterms and 2024 general election.

    This session will bring together a wide variety of experts, practitioners and funders, and will build on the scenario planning and other planning exercises many groups have been a part of in 2022.

    We hope you are able to join us on the 11th!

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  • Roundtable Examining Election Misinformation and Subversion
    Date: August 11, 2022
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    On Thursday, August 11, 2022, at 1:30 p.m. ET, Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney will hold a virtual roundtable with state officials and election experts to examine the effects of the unprecedented rise in election lies following the 2020 presidential election. The roundtable will examine the effect election lies have on state and local election administrators, how these administrators have worked to maintain election integrity and legitimacy, and what federal support is needed to defend against election misinformation.

    The Oversight Committee has been investigating the harm of election misinformation since early 2021. On October 7, 2021, the Committee held a hearing examining the April 2021 Arizona election “audit” led by the private company Cyber Ninjas, highlighting how its disinformation campaign undermined faith in American elections.

    On March 17, 2022, the Committee began investigating EchoMail, Inc.’s participation in an election “audit” and canvas of voters in Otero County, New Mexico, inspired by unproven conspiracy theories about fraud during the 2020 election. The sham audit led county officials to refuse to certify the 2022 primary election results, a subversion effort that was blocked by the New Mexico Supreme Court.

    On April 21, 2022, the Committee, along with the House Administration Committee, sent letters to election officials in Arizona, Texas, Florida, and Ohio, requesting information about the effects of misinformation on their ability to administer elections and how federal agencies can best assist local officials in combatting lies in election processes and results.

    The roundtable will examine findings from this review, including how lies about the 2020 election have undermined public confidence in our elections, how these lies continue to spread and lay the groundwork for subversion of legitimate election results, and what steps the federal government can take to safeguard integrity and trust in our elections.

    Panelists Include:

    Jim Condos,Secretary of State
    State of Vermont

    Lisa Marra, Director of Elections, Cochise County, Arizona
    President, Election Officials of Arizona

    Tina Barton, Senior Election Expert, The Elections Group
    Former Senior Program Advisor, Election Assistance Commission
    Former City Clerk of Rochester Hills, Michigan

     

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  • Help America Vote Day
    Date: August 16, 2022
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    August 16th is Help America Vote Day, a day of action to help election officials recruit poll workers for the general election. Election officials can use this day to raise awareness and recruit workers. More information and graphics will be coming soon, and available at helpamericavote.gov and eac.gov/toolkits. National Poll Worker Recruitment Day toolkits and graphics are still available for any immediate needs.

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  • Election Center Annual Conference
    Date: August 20, 2022
    to August 24, 2022
    Location: Denver, CO
    Category: National Association

    Join the National Association of Election Officials (The Election Center) for their 37th Annual Conference this summer.

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  • Can Proposed New Congressional Legislation on Counting Electoral College Votes Lessen the Risk of Election Subversion
    Date: August 24, 2022
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    Category: Webinar

    The Safeguarding Democracy Project at UCLA promotes research, collaboration, and advocacy under the leadership of UCLA Law Professor Richard L. Hasen; one of the nation’s leading election scholars. The Safeguarding Democracy Project is built upon the premise that tackling issues of the U.S. election integrity must be collaborative: across ideologies, across scholarly disciplines, and as a bridge between theory and practice. Moderated by Richard L. Hasen guests for this webinar include: Retired Ambassador Norman Eisen, Edward Foley, Rebecca Green, J. Michael Luttig and Janai Nelson. When: August 24, 12pm Pacific. Where: Online

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  • Moore v. Harper, the Independent State Legislature Theory and Potential Threats to American Democracy
    Date: August 25, 2022
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    Category: Webinar

    The Safeguarding Democracy Project at UCLA promotes research, collaboration, and advocacy under the leadership of UCLA Law Professor Richard L. Hasen; one of the nation’s leading election scholars. The Safeguarding Democracy Project is built upon the premise that tackling issues of the U.S. election integrity must be collaborative: across ideologies, across scholarly disciplines, and as a bridge between theory and practice. Moderated by Richard L. Hasen, featured speakers include: Vikram D. Amar, Derek T. Miller, Richard H. Pildes, Carolyn Shapiro and Franit Tolson. When: August 25, 3pm Pacific. Where: Online.

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  • Engaging Students for an Informed Democracy: The Role of K-12 Schools
    Date: August 31, 2022
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    Category: Webinar

    Young people want to learn about elections in school and, when they do, they’re more likely to vote, engage in their communities, and become engaged and informed members of our self-governing society. Despite the extraordinary efforts of many educators, civic education too often is insufficient and inequitable. We can change that. Join us for a research presentation and panel, co-hosted by CIRCLE and iCivics, on how K-12 schools can play a role in preparing young people for participation in our nation’s constitutional democracy. The civic education experts at CIRCLE will share major findings and recommendations from the CIRCLE Growing Voters report about teens’ civic learning experiences — or lack thereof — and the role of schools in a paradigm-shifting framework for supporting young people’s civic development. In conversation with educators, students, teacher trainers, and other education leaders, we’ll discuss what these findings mean for multiple stakeholders in the K-12 schools ecosystem and the practical steps they can take to ensure each and every student, especially those from disadvantaged or marginalized communities, receives a high-quality civic education during this school year and into the future. When: August 31, 3pm Eastern. Where: Online.

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  • Special from the Frontlines: The United States Supreme Court and American Democracy: View of Three Journalists
    Date: September 20, 2022
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    Category: Webinar

    The Safeguarding Democracy Project promotes research, collaboration, and advocacy under the leadership of UCLA Law Professor Richard L. Hasen; one of the nation’s leading election scholars. The Safeguarding Democracy Project is built upon the premise that tackling issues of the U.S. election integrity must be collaborative: across ideologies, across scholarly disciplines, and as a bridge between theory and practice. Moderated by Richard L. Hasen and featuring Joan Biskupic, Adam Liptak and Dahlia Lithwick. When: September 20, 12pm Pacific. Where: Online.

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