Can Innovation & Entrepreneurs Save Our Elections?

Mar 12, 2023

4:00pm – 5:00pm CT

Recording: Can Innovation & Entrepreneurs Save Our Elections?, Mar 12, 2023

The dysfunction of the American political system, and the polarization it foments and reinforces, is arguably the greatest threat to our country today. The current two-party duopoly and the primary election systems have been in place, without real innovation, since the 1910’s. And yet, in this country of entrepreneurs and innovators, a movement to bring innovation, fresh competition, and system reforms is afoot.

Join us for a conversation about national reforms being implemented from Alaska to Wisconsin to Maine to ending partisan primaries, bringing more independent voters to participate in elections, and illuminating a path towards reinvigorated competition, different incentives for politicians, and an upending and healing of the polarization crisis as we know it.

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Danielle Allen

Democratic Knowledge Project at Harvard University

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Todd Connor

Veterans for Political Innovation

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Nathan Lockwood

Rank the Vote

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Farhad Mohit

Good Party

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