A small step forward. Hopefully we'll see initiatives like this gain steam over 
the next four years...

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> From: "New America" <eve...@newamerica.org>
> Date: September 21, 2016 at 07:49:42 PDT
> To: "Ernest Prabhakar" <drer...@radicalcentrism.org>
> Subject: 10/5 Invitation: Isn’t It Time We Designed An Election For The 21st 
> Century?
> Reply-To: eve...@newamerica.org
> Isn’t It Time We Designed An Election For The 21st Century?
> Register to Attend
> The civic ritual of voting in America is an act of nostalgia. The act of 
> casting a ballot, unlike most things in our society, doesn’t ever seem to 
> change. It’s the same as it was when you accompanied your parents to vote, or 
> when they accompanied their parents. This deference to tradition would be 
> worth celebrating if our elections weren’t riddled with hanging chads, 
> imperfect counts, long lines and confusion over who’s registered to vote (not 
> to mention when and where), and if our voter experience didn’t compare so 
> poorly to other, less important 21st century customer experiences. Countries 
> like Canada, Brazil, and Germany use electronic voting that offers accurate 
> and instantaneous results. Why not the United States? Why not design an 
> election for the 21st Century?
> Join Future Tense in Washington, D.C., for a happy hour and brainstorm on how 
> to create a better, more efficient, and more just election system. 
> Future Tense is a partnership of Arizona State University , New America, and 
> Slate . 
> Participants: 
> Matt Adams 
> Program Director, IDEO 
> Jamelle Bouie 
> Chief Political Correspondent, Slate 
> @jbouie 
> Jeremy Epstein 
> Senior Computer Scientist, SRI International 
> Dahlia Lithwick 
> Journalist, Slate 
> @Dahlialithwick 
> Lawrence Norden 
> Deputy Director, Democracy Program, Brennan Center for Justice 
> @LarryNorden 
> Moderator: 
> Mark Schmitt 
> Director of Studies, New America 
> Director, Political Reform Program, New America 
> @mschmitt9
> Isn’t It Time We Designed An Election For The 21st Century? 
> Wednesday, October 5, 2016 
> 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM EST 
> 740 15th Street NW, Suite 900 
> Washington, DC 20005
> Follow the conversation online using #FTVotes and following @FutureTenseNow. 
> Live streaming of this event will be available on the New America website.
> New America is dedicated to the renewal of American politics, prosperity, and 
> purpose in the Digital Age. Our hallmarks are big ideas, impartial analysis, 
> pragmatic policy solutions, technological innovation, next generation 
> politics, and creative engagement with broad audiences.
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