This is it! The last weekend before midterm elections.
If you are supporting a candidate, consider helping them with their last minute GOTV efforts. Host a phone bank, knock some doors! If you’re a parent (or an auntie, uncle, grandparent, or a babysitter of any variety) CtK Alum Katie Bethell’s organization Paid Leave US offers 5 Tips to GOTV with Kids This Weekend.
Then, join CtK Alums like Anton Vuljaj and #BeAVoter: make sure you get to the polls! Make sure that your friends are voters, too. Behavioral economist Dan Pinker shares some science to help you get your friends out to vote!
Turned away at the polls? Here is what you need to know.
Here’s what five of our CtK Alums had to say this week about how we can make our democracy better for everyone:
CtK Alum Ashley Spillane shares her thoughts in the lead up to the election: “Low civic participation is one of the most profound challenges we face in the U.S.: In the 2016 election, it is estimated that 231 million Americans were eligible to vote, yet only 60% of them cast a ballot.” Read the full essay in Fortune, How Companies Can Help Employees Vote in the Midterms.
From Bloomberg TV, a great interview with CtK Alum Jennifer Pahlka: How Code for America Is Bringing Tech to Government
CtK Alum Sarah Hunt, quoted in the Guardian (by fellow CtK Alum Emily Holden):
"But Sarah Hunt, the cofounder of the Joseph Rainey Center for Public Policy, who works with conservatives on climate efforts, said Democrats should offer an ‘alternative vision,’ even if they don’t think it would succeed with Trump in the White House."
From Literary Hub a powerful excerpt from Dear America by CtK Alum Jose Antonio Vargas. “He…reminded me how hard it is for some Americans to regard undocumented people three-dimensionally.”
CtK Alum Bishop Garrison in multiple outlets: On CNN on border security and in Protego Press: The System Is Blinking: Election Security for The Midterms and Beyond
Plus two announcements!
We’re proud to announce that CtK Founder, Lori Brewer Collins, has been invited to speak at the Obama Foundation Summit and Patriots & Pragmatists later this month!
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