Race to the Ballot: A Three-Part Webinar Series

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Last month, as part of our civic engagement work, we had the pleasure of hosting three webinars to help voters better understand the voting process. This webinar series was intended to understand the ballot measures at the national, state, and local levels. Read more about them and access our previous recordings from the links found below:

Race to the Ballot Webinar Series Part 1: What’s at Stake?

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Distinguished Speakers Included:

  • Derrick Johnson, President & CEO of the NAACP
  • Kristen Clarke, President & Executive Director at Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
  • David J. Johns — Executive Director at National Black Justice Coalition
  • Jeff Lawson — CEO Twilio
  • Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins — CoFounder of Promise
  • Moderator: Jotaka Eaddy, Founder and CEO of Full Circles Strategies

Race to the Ballot Pt. 2 — What’s on the ballot in California?

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In California, this election brings over a dozen propositions across a range of issues from education funding and healthcare to worker protections and criminal justice reform. It is a historic time to be a voter in California. Propositions can be tricky to understand and analyze. While there are numerous voter guides being published, commercials running, and ad campaigns, we want to help YOU be informed as clearly as possible so that you can own the power of your vote! Please join this informative discussion across key issues and examine what is at stake in California with a special guest from KQED to dig into the key issues. To get ready — check out KQED’s Voter Guide!

This election is one of the most defining moments of this generation. We at the Kapor Center — SMASH, Kapor Foundation, and Kapor Capital — have embarked on a 100 Days of Action for Racial Justice to boldly mobilize civic engagement discourse during this election and beyond. This webinar is the second in a series designed to bring attention to national, state, and local issues in this election.

Race to the Ballot Pt. 3 — What’s going on in Oakland?

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This election is one of the most defining moments of this generation. We at the Kapor Center — SMASH, Kapor Foundation, and Kapor Capital — have embarked on a 100 Days of Action for Racial Justice to boldly mobilize civic engagement discourse during this election and beyond. Join us to discuss what issues are on the ballot this year in Oakland. We will also address concerns of mail-in-ballot, voting in person, voter suppression. Local elections are where a few votes can make a difference. So let’s own our vote together for a more inclusive, equitable Town. Editors and reporters from The Oaklandside will provide an overview of all the local races and measures on the ballot this year. From city council candidates to prospective school board directors, they’ll also drill down on the candidates, discuss what the stakes are in each race, and talk about what Oakland voters need to know to make sure their vote counts on Election Day, which is going to look a lot different than past years due to the pandemic and shelter-in-place. The last 20 minutes of the hour will be dedicated to answering audience questions.

Speakers:
The Oaklandside team:

  • Tasneem Raja, editor in chief
  • Jacob Simas, managing editor
  • Darwin BondGraham, news editor
  • Natalie Orenstein, housing & homelessness reporter
  • Ashley McBride, education equity reporter
  • Azucena Rasilla, arts & community reporter
  • Ricky Rodas, small business reporter

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