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The Fight for Democracy Continues During a Pandemic

April 22, 2020 @ 12:00 am

The USC Schwarzenegger Institute is forward-looking in its key mission area of political reform during this time of crisis. With COVID-19 disrupting the United States, we must continue the fight to strengthen and protect democracy. Join us for a virtual event featuring California Secretary of State Alex Padilla, Common Cause President Karen Hobert Flynn, USC Schwarzenegger Institute Academic Director Dr. Christian Grose, USC Price Dean Jack Knott, and USC CCEP’s Dr. Mindy Romero on Wednesday, April 22 from 12:00 to 1:00 PST. Dr. Grose will discuss attempts to delay the census and redistricting by the Trump administration and implications this has for 2021 redistricting efforts across the country; and Dr. Romero will discuss states’ efforts and challenges around vote-by-mail (VBM) and voter access at the polls.  Secretary Padilla will discuss California’s efforts around the 2020 elections during COVID19, and Hobert Flynn will discuss Common Cause’s efforts around voting rights and election reforms going forward.

The virtual talk is sponsored by the USC Price School of Public Policy, the USC Schwarzenegger Institute for State and Global Policy, and the USC California Civic Engagement Project.


April 22, 2020
12:00 am