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Deliberative Forum: How Do We Fix America’s Troubled Election System? 2 (Forum)
September 17, 2020 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PMFree
With The People Series
NED affiliated personal and professional development. Minnesota State is offering several opportunities for students, faculty, and staff to engage in practices designed to improve the functioning of our democracy during today’s polarized times.
As Americans prepare to go to the polls on November 3, 2020, many voters worry about the integrity of the election process. Recent polls show that four in ten Americans question the fairness of the U.S. voting system. Fully 41 percent say that the U.S. is not prepared to keep the November 2020 election safe and secure. Will we be able to cast our ballots on election day? Will our votes be accurately counted? Will our voting systems be hacked or otherwise manipulated? And will the elections be decided by voters or, as in the recent past, be thrown to the courts or the Electoral College?
Join this forum to discuss options for what we should do to ensure equal justice and fair treatment in our communities, offered exclusively for Minnesota State students, faculty, and staff in partnership with the National Issues Forum Institute’s With The People initiative!
This forum will be conducted in an online, text-based platform called Common Ground for Action (CGA). You will receive connection details once registered, and do not need to download any software; CGA runs through your web browser. You will read information about the options and enter in your responses using your mouse and keyboard. You will need access to an internet connection and a way to input text. It is recommended that you use a computer (either laptop or desktop) or tablet with a separate keyboard. CGA is not designed for use on smart phones.
Forums generally last 2 hours and participants should plan to join on time and stay for the entire discussion.
RSVP Required *Maximum 12 participants*
Space in each forum is limited. Please manage your RSVP responsibly and let us know if you can’t make it so another participant can join.
Use the RSVP tool below to register.
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Accommodations: If you require accommodations (live captioning, etc.) to participate in this event, please send an email to the person at the bottom of this page.
Please contact Teri Lyn Hinds.