We are posing the question: knowing what we know, how do we move forward to build stronger, more equitable communities for all of us?
Join us for our fifth and final conversation in the Action Series where our panelists will discuss what’s currently at stake in our democracy.
THE ACTION SERIES: The Time Is Now
Thursday, October 15, 2020
2:30 pm ET/1:30 pm CT
In the face of the COVID-19 crisis, intentional voter suppression, an unfirm 2020 Census response deadline, and a campaign of misinformation, making sure all Americans are counted has never been more urgent or important. From ensuring people have the resources they need to complete the 2020 Census and adequate access to local polling locations, the promise of America is that everyone has equal opportunity to participate in our democracy. But, since our nation’s founding, systemic voter suppression has threatened our democracy by determining who has a seat at the table.
What is being done? What is at stake if we don’t act to address the current inequities seen within our democracy? How can we work to make our democracy accessible to all and to address systemic voter suppression? And, looking past November 3, in what ways can the momentum of this work continue to make the U.S. democratic system stronger?
Our founder Mitch Landrieu will be in conversation with Stacey Abrams, founder of both Fair Fight Action and Fair Count, on our democracy and what’s at stake in the coming weeks and months.
Founder, Fair Fight Action
Founder, Fair Count
Founder & President, E Pluribus Unum
Former Mayor, City of New Orleans
Earlier in 2020, E Pluribus Unum launched Truth. Action. Reconciliation., a series of conversations that bring together some of our country’s great thinkers, activists, and leaders on race and equity. The focus of the series is truth, action and reconciliation–ultimately, putting forward a vision for essential systemic reforms to shape long-term change, with the value of racial and economic equity at its core.
In July, we started with the Truth Series, reviewing the past and exploring how we got where we are on criminal justice, health equity, economic opportunity, and democracy.