Report On How Policy Impacted ‘18 Turnout & How to Stream Unrig

Posted by on March 29, 2019 at 2:54 PM

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One of the most fascinating features of the United States are its 51 (including D.C.) legislative laboratories -- each state has extensive freedom to set its own laws, particularly when it comes to voting. This gives us the opportunity to see how various policy concepts play out in reality. How does Same Day Registration impact turnout? How about Voting From Home? Would 16 and 17 year olds pre-register to vote if given the option?

The answers to these questions and more can now be found in Nonprofit VOTE’s new report “America Goes To The Polls,” which looked at official turnout figures from the 2018 midterms and examined how various policies shaped the U.S. electorate.

While we’re on the subject of reform...the Unrig Summit is here! The Summit will begin at 2 PM CST with speeches by former Senator Nina Turner (D-OH), Congressman Mike Gallagher (R-WI), and others. Unfortunately, I won’t get to see any of you there (I’ll be stuck at home *sad emoji*). If you’re like me, though, there’s good news...all of the proceedings will be streamed live (*happy emoji*)! You can get a direct link to the streams by RSVPing here, or you can catch the live stream on Represent.Us’s Facebook page. Thank goodness for technology!

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