Introduction to National Popular Vote
April 22 7:00 PM ET 4:00 PM PT Sign up here
Learn how we currently elect the President and about our plan to elect the President by National Popular Vote. Electing the President by National Popular Vote is the only reform that makes every vote for President equal and guarantees that whichever candidate receives the most votes becomes the President. Join staff from National Popular Vote to learn how this legislation works, how close it is to reality, and how you can get involved.
Debunking the Most Common Myths About a National Popular Vote
April 28 7:00 PM ET 4:00 PM PT Sign up here
We'll review the most common misconceptions that people have about electing the President by National Popular Vote with a focus on preparing attendees to respond to this opposition themselves. This is good for individuals who want to be better informed about the bill, and/or be better able to respond to these misconceptions on their own.
Advice on Giving a National Popular Vote Presentation
April 13 7:00 PM ET 4:00 PM PT Sign up here
May 4 7:00 PM ET 4:00 PM PT Sign up here
A walk through on how to use the National Popular Vote slideshow template and give presentations in your own community + discussion of the do’s and don’ts of talking about National Popular Vote.
Helpful for people who want to be as informed as possible when talking with their friends and family about National Popular Vote, and for people who might be presenting about National Popular Vote to a civic or community group.
RECORDINGS OF EARLIER EVENTS
270 by 2024 Virtual Conference
National Popular Vote, FairVote, Common Cause, League of Women Voters, and Equal Citizens co-hosted this summit on National Popular Vote ,discussing how we can change the way America elects the President by 2024. You can watch a recording here.
Interview with Professor George Edwards III, presidential scholar and author of the book Why the Electoral College is Bad for America
Interview with Former Lt. Gov Michael Steele (R-MD) on his Support of Electing the President by National Popular Vote
Interview with New York Times editorial board member Jesse Wegman on his recent book Let the People Pick the President
Interview with MSNBC Political Analyst Rick Tyler & former Michigan Republican Party Chairman Saul Anuzis:
The Conservative Case for a National Popular Vote
Debating the Electoral College at The Cooper Union
Neal Peirce, author of The People’s President, and Dr. John Koza, Chair of National Popular Vote, debated the Electoral College with Tara Ross, author of Enlightened Democracy: The Case for the Electoral College, and Trent England, Director of Save Our States.
MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell moderated this discussion on whether the electoral college is an essential element of our democracy or an obstacle to it.
Perspectives on the Electoral College: Is 2020 a Turning Point?
No matter how the popular vote for President comes out on November 3, 2020, Americans will select their President through the electoral college. With a recent Supreme Court case clarifying states ability to control electors and states representing more than 70 percent of the threshold having enacted legislation to join a National Popular Vote Compact, the status and importance of the electoral college is very much up for debate.
Will the aftermath of the 2020 election change these dynamics? Does the current electoral college system advantage one political party over the other? Is the electoral college a bulwark against fraud or not? Our panelists will weigh in on the likely impacts of the court case, the coming election and other dynamics in helping elucidate what the future holds for the electoral college.
Panelists: Tara Ross, author “Why We Need the Electoral College”, Trent England, Save Our States Project, Pat Rosenstiel, Senior Consultant, National Popular Vote, Eileen Reavey, National Grassroots Director, National Popular Vote, Eli Lehrer, President, R Street, Moderator