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    • 22 Apr 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Philadelphia, PA

    Penn MUSA: Election Analytics Workshop

    by Penn Institute for Urban Research


    Date And Time

    Mon, April 22, 2019

    12:00 PM – 5:00 PM EDT


    Location

    Kleinman Center for Energy Policy, Fisher Fine Arts Library

    220 S. 34th St.

    Kleinman Forum, 4th Floor

    Philadelphia, PA 19104

    Description

    In 2016, 200 million people visited election aggregator and forecasting websites. Despite the proliferation of data, election forecasting remains a challenge, one that is exacerbated by gerrymandering and unrepresentative districts.

    Last year, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court overturned the Pennsylvania congressional map, calling it one of the most gerrymandered maps in the country. Former Attorney General Eric Holder even went so far as to call gerrymandering a threat to Democracy. In 2018, District Builder rolled out a suite of digital tools that allows users to create their own election map. Over 1,200 mappers created 2,600 maps using the tools.

    Join us for an afternoon of election analytics. Chris Satullo, former WHYY News Director and current Draw the Lines Project Manager will discuss gerrymandering and the District Builder tool. To follow, demographer Jonathan Tannen, founder of Philadelphia election analytics site Sixty-Six Wards, will give an interactive tutorial on predicting elections in R.

    Schedule:

    Noon: Lunch

    1:00: District Builder demo, Chris Satullo

    3:30: Election forecasting in R, Jonathan Tannen

    4:30: Happy hour

    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/penn-musa-election-analytics-workshop-tickets-56058974903?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

    • 30 Apr 2019
    • 4:30 PM (EDT)
    • Washington, DC

    America Foremost - A Democratic Vision for Defending our Country and Resuming U.S. Leadership in a Turbulent World

    by Johns Hopkins University

    Date And Time

    Tue, Apr 30, 2019, 4:30 PM EDT


    Location

    Johns Hopkins University - Rome Auditorium

    1619 Massachusetts Avenue, NW

    Washington, D.C. 20036

    Democratic presidential candidate John K. Delaney is a former entrepreneur and member of Congress. The focus of John’s campaign is to bring the country together, end hyper-partisanship and focus on the future.

    Delaney grew up in a blue-collar union household in northern New Jersey and his parents did not attend college. Delaney founded and led two-publicly traded companies and represented Maryland’s Sixth District in the House of Representatives from 2013-2019.

    Delaney’s businesses were focused on providing capital to small and medium-sized companies, helping thousands of businesses grow. Delaney is a past winner of Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award and his business received the Bank Enterprise Award from the Obama Administration for investing in economically distressed communities.

    In Congress, John was known for his work crafting innovative bipartisan legislation to rebuild America’s infrastructure. In 2017, Delaney was named one of the World’s Greatest Leaders by Fortune Magazine for his efforts. Delaney authored legislation to create a carbon tax, establish access to pre-K nationwide, end gerrymandering, create a national artificial intelligence strategy, study social media’s impact on minors and support veterans. GovTrack identified Delaney as one of the most bipartisan members of Congress. As a member of the House, he founded the AI Caucus, a bipartisan group dedicated to educating policymakers on technology and future of work issues.

    John has already campaigned in all 99 Iowa counties and has multiple offices open in Iowa and New Hampshire, with campaign headquarters in Maryland. John and his wife April McClain-Delaney live in Potomac Maryland and have four daughters.

    This event is open to the publc and on the record.

    For disability accommodations, please contact saisevents@jhu.edu or 202-999-3332 at least one week prior to the event.

    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/america-foremost-a-democratic-vision-for-defending-our-country-and-resuming-us-leadership-in-a-tickets-60220109970?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

    • 2 May 2019
    • 2:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Washington, DC

    YPO Democracy Group Fix-the-System Event

    by YPO Democracy Group


    Date And Time

    Thu, May 2, 2019

    2:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT


    Location

    The Metropolitan Club

    1700 H Street Northwest

    Washington, DC 20006

    Description

    Member-Led
    YPO Democracy Group Event May 2nd Event - Register Now

    Fed up with the GRIDLOCK and DYSFUNCTION in Washington?
    Want to do something aout it?

    Join the member-led YPO Democracy Group* for an action-oriented discussion of how to fix our broken politics. Learn the latest thinking from Washington insiders on the root causes of the dysfunction. Hear from practitioners who are taking on the problems head-on by leading reform efforts in DC and around the country. Brainstorm with the experts and other YPOers on what we can do individually and together to fix the system now.

    AGENDA: 
    2pm to 5pm Fix-the-System Presentations

    5pm to 6:30pm Democracy Group Brainstorming Session

    6:30pm to 9pm Reception & Dinner

    RESOURCES: 
    An only-in-YPO briefing by key reformers:
    Congressman Derek Kilmer (D-WA, Chair of the Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress) and Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA, Vice Chair of the Problem-Solvers Caucus)

    Glenn Nye, CEO of The Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress will lead the panel discussions. A former Congressman, he is spearheading a reform effort, Fix The System, a broad coalition of organizations committed to renewing our democracy. For our event, Glenn will bring together leaders of Issue One, Campaign Legal Center, Represent.Us, No Labels and others.

    ATTENDANCE: 
    Members and Spouse/Partner

    REGISTRATION: 
    Make your reservation by April 1 
    User pay: $200 per person. Space is limited.

    DAY CHAIRS:
    Bob Giaimo, Stewart Christ, Charles Feghali, Julia Nickles Bryan
    Metropolitan Club invitation courtesy of member Tod Sedgwick

    *YPO Democracy Group was part of successful bipartisan anti-gerrymandering effort to pass legislation in Virginia https://www.bizjournals.com/washington/news/2019/01/28/these-local-business-leaders-want-to-put-end-to.html

    FAQs

    What is the dress code?
    Metropolitan Club Dress code and rules apply - Dress code is jacket & tie, no denim. 
    Please Note: Cell phone use in conference room only.

    What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
    Valet Parking provided by The Metropolitan Club for a fee. 
    Multiple parking lots on H St., 17th St. & Pennsylvania Ave. 
    Farragut West & Farragut North Metro Stations nearby (within 3 blocks).

    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ypo-democracy-group-fix-the-system-event-tickets-57734490415?aff=ebdssbdestsearch


    • 5 May 2019
    • 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Alexandria, VA

    Everything You Need To Know To Advocate for Redistricting Reform

    by OneVirginia2021 Alexandria Local Action Group

    Date And Time

    Sun, May 5, 2019, 1:30 PM EDT


    Location

    James M. Duncan Branch Library

    2501 Commonwealth Avenue

    Alexandria, VA 22301

    Description

    Everything You Need To Know To Advocate For Redistricting Reform

    James Duncan Library
    2501 Commonwealth Ave
    Alexandria, VA 22301

    Learn to communicate essential information about OneVirginia2021 and redistricting reform. Our featured speaker will be Brian Cannon, Executive Director of OneVirginia2021. As an attendee you will 1) Deepen your knowledge about Virginia's gerrymandering history; 2) Be able to identify the key concepts about gerrymandering; 3) Write, hone, and practice short speeches about Virginia's redistricting reform; and 4) Build confidence to speak knowledgeably about redistricting reform.

    Agenda

    1:30 - 1:45 Introductions
    1:45 – 2:45 "What is Gerrymandering and Why We Should Care" Brian Cannon, Executive Director of OneVirginia2021 will share his knowledge of redistricting reform in Virginia, where we are, and where we are going. He will also share how to avoid language pitfalls. Q & A will follow.
    2:45 – 3:15 Creating your gerrymandering speech (in break-out groups)
    3:15 – 3:30 Break
    3:30 – 4:00 Listen to a few speeches
    4:00 – 4:20 Using what you just learned
    4:20 – 4:30 Reflection on the day's discussion and work

    Please bring paper and pen/pencil to use for taking notes and developing your speech. Snacks will be provided.

    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/everything-you-need-to-know-to-advocate-for-redistricting-reform-tickets-59170782403?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

    • 31 May 2019
    • 12:30 PM - 7:00 PM (PDT)
    • Los Angeles, CA

    Demography, Redistricting & Power: Honoring the Work of Dr. Leo Estrada

    by UCLA Latino Policy & Politics Initiative

    Date And Time

    Fri, May 31, 2019

    12:30 PM – 7:00 PM PDT


    Location

    University of California, Los Angeles

    Los Angeles, CA 90095

    Description

    Join the UCLA Department of Urban Planning at the Luskin School of Public Affairs and the Latino Policy & Politics Initiative (LPPI) for an academic symposium in honor of Dr. Leobardo Estrada's contributions to the academy and community. For 40 years, Dr. Estrada (1945-2018) devoted his time and talent to research and teaching new generations of urban planners and civic leaders. Please join us on May 31st for an interactive symposium on Demography, Redistricting, & Power, topical areas that seek to translate Dr. Estrada's research to today's critical challenges regarding the 2020 Census, the ballot box, and political power.

    Symposium will start at 12:30 pm (RSVP is required)

    Memorial Reception will start promptly at 5pm (no RSVP is required)

    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/demography-redistricting-power-honoring-the-work-of-dr-leo-estrada-tickets-59239130835?aff=ebdssbdestsearch
    • 20 Jun 2019
    • 23 Jun 2019
    • Providence, R.I.

    Providence, R.I., will host the first of NCSL's five Getting Ready to Redistrict: Seminars for Practitioners and Others.

    To find out more about the other cities and seminars, click here. If you are a legislator, legislative staffer, a commissioner, a commission staffer, an outside advocate or just an interested member of the public, these seminars are for you.

    In 2½ days, NCSL will deliver knowledge and practical instruction that you can customize for your state and your role in the process. Expect answers to:  

    • What’s the legal landscape for redistricting?
    • What technology is available for redistricting?
    • What data are useful to use for redistricting?
    • How do states balance various principles and priorities when they redistrict?
    • How do you involve the public in the process?

    http://www.ncsl.org/research/redistricting/redistricting-seminar-providence.aspx 

    • 24 Oct 2019
    • 27 Oct 2019
    • Columbus, OH

    Columbus, Ohio, will host the second of NCSL's five Getting Ready to Redistrict: Seminars for Practitioners and Others.

    To find out more about the other cities and seminars, click here. If you are a legislator, legislative staffer, a commissioner, a commission staffer, an outside advocate or just an interested member of the public, these seminars are for you.

    In 2 1/2 days, NCSL will deliver knowledge and practical instruction that you can customize for your state and your role in the process. 

    Expect answers to:  

    • What’s the legal landscape for redistricting?
    • What technology is available for redistricting?
    • What data are useful to use for redistricting?
    • How do states balance various principles and priorities when they redistrict?
    • How do you involve the public in the process?

    http://www.ncsl.org/research/redistricting/ncsl-redistricting-seminar-columbus-oct-24-27-2019.aspx 

    • 6 May 2020
    • (PDT)
    • 10 May 2020
    • (PDT)
    • Las Vegas, VA

    Las Vegas will host the third of NCSL's five Getting Ready to Redistrict: Seminars for Practitioners and Others.

    To find out more about the other cities and seminars, click here. If you are a legislator, legislative staffer, a commissioner, a commission staffer, an outside advocate or just an interested member of the public, these seminars are for you.

    In 2½ days, NCSL will deliver knowledge and practical instruction that you can customize for your state and your role in the process. Expect answers to:  

    • What’s the legal landscape for redistricting?
    • What technology is available for redistricting?
    • What data are useful to use for redistricting?
    • How do states balance various principles and priorities when they redistrict?
    • How do you involve the public in the process?

    http://www.ncsl.org/research/redistricting/ncsl-redistricting-seminar-las-vegas-may-6-10-2020.aspx

    • 24 Sep 2020
    • (PDT)
    • 27 Sep 2020
    • (PDT)
    • Portland, Oregon

    Portland, Ore., will host the fourth of NCSL's five Getting Ready to Redistrict: Seminars for Practitioners and Others.

    To find out more about the other cities and seminars, click here. If you are a legislator, legislative staffer, a commissioner, a commission staffer, an outside advocate or just an interested member of the public, these seminars are for you.

    In 2½ days, NCSL will deliver knowledge and practical instruction that you can customize for your state and your role in the process. Expect answers to:  

    • What’s the legal landscape for redistricting?
    • What technology is available for redistricting?
    • What data are useful to use for redistricting?
    • How do states balance various principles and priorities when they redistrict?
    • How do you involve the public in the process?
    http://www.ncsl.org/research/redistricting/ncsl-redistricting-seminar-portland-ore-september-24-27-2020.aspx


    • 15 Jan 2021
    • Washington, DC

    Washington, D.C., will host the last of NCSL's five Getting Ready to Redistrict: Seminars for Practitioners and Others.

    To find out more about the other cities and seminars, click here. If you are a legislator, legislative staffer, a commissioner, a commission staffer, an outside advocate or just an interested member of the public, these seminars are for you.

    In 2½ days, NCSL will deliver knowledge and practical instruction that you can customize for your state and your role in the process. Expect answers to:  

    • What’s the legal landscape for redistricting?
    • What technology is available for redistricting?
    • What data are useful to use for redistricting?
    • How do states balance various principles and priorities when they redistrict?
    • How do you involve the public in the process?
    http://www.ncsl.org/research/redistricting/ncsl-redistricting-seminar-washington-dc-january-2021.aspx


Past events

15 Apr 2019 A Discussion on the State of Voting Rights in the United States
7 Apr 2019 Congressional & State Redistricting Commission Public Information Forum
30 Mar 2019 Redistricting Forum
26 Mar 2019 The Battle Against Gerrymandering
21 Mar 2019 How to Make a National Impact with Rita Bosworth
14 Mar 2019 Awakening: Voting Rights & Redistricting Summit
14 Mar 2019 Gerrymandering 101
3 Mar 2019 Ensure Your Vote Counts: Community Forum
1 Mar 2019 Slay the Gerrymander Happy Hour
1 Mar 2019 Reclaim the Power of Your Vote: Learn about PA Redistricting Reform
1 Mar 2019 Playing the Long Game" FDGA Orientation for Citizen Lobbyists
28 Feb 2019 Vino & Voting
24 Feb 2019 TLBC 2019 African American Summit
21 Feb 2019 Redistricting Town Hall
19 Feb 2019 League Legislative Day
16 Feb 2019 NC Environmental Redistricting Tour
12 Feb 2019 A Conversation with Eric Holder
12 Feb 2019 The Citizen’s Role in the Process of Deciding Who Represents Us
4 Feb 2019 Redistricting Reform: Best Practices for a Fairer New Jersey
30 Jan 2019 LWV Arlington Day of Action
16 Jan 2019 League Day at the Statehouse
14 Jan 2019 The Mathematics of Gerrymandering and Fair Voting
11 Jan 2019 2019 Maryland Legislative Session Policy Orientation
10 Jan 2019 Terminate Gerrymandering Summit and Fair Maps Incubator Launch
8 Jan 2019 Fair Districts GA Orientation to Lobbying Against Gerrymandering
5 Jan 2019 Everything You Need To Know To Advocate For Redistricting Reform
3 Jan 2019 Redistricting 2021 and How You Can Impact It
29 Dec 2018 Redistricting and Gerrymandering Webinar
13 Dec 2018 Fair Districts for New Jersey Day of Action
12 Dec 2018 Gerrymandering 101: Protect Your Vote
9 Dec 2018 End Gerrymandering: Get caught up on the action
7 Dec 2018 Line In The Street: A film about gerrymandering
7 Dec 2018 Triple Play: Election 2018, Census 2020 and Redistricting 2021
6 Dec 2018 Hedrick Smith's "The People vs The Politicians"
15 Nov 2018 2018 Virginia Political Forum
15 Nov 2018 Census 2020: What Does It Mean For Staten Island?
14 Nov 2018 Santa Clara County GIS Day 2018
2 Nov 2018 Rigged: The Voter Suppression Playbook
15 May 2018 Citizens’ Public Hearing on Fair Maps
8 Nov 2017 Conference on Redistricting Reform at Harvard
7 Aug 2017 A Geometry of Redistricting Workshop at Tufts University

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