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Don't Miss Defending Democracy 2022 Videos

Rionda Osman | Published on 5/27/2022

The League of Women Voters of Piedmont conducted its Defending Democracy Speaker Series from January to April 2022.  This series of conversations with notable speakers examined our democracy and our challenges to defend it. 

At each event in the series the speakers answered the same question:"What is the most important concrete step each of us can take to protect our democracy?"

Their Responses





CarolMoonGoldberg
The League of Women Voters of Piedmont launched its Defending Democracy Speaker Series with a discussion on Voting Rights from Carol Moon Goldberg, president of the League of Women Voters of California.

Click the link to view :  Voting Rights

Rob Richie, president and CEO of FairVote speaks on Ranked Choice Voting and other election reforms. It’s easy to see that something is broken in American politics. It’s harder to figure out why – or how – to move forward. Learn more about solutions that give voters more voice and greater choice in their elections.

"It's time to level the playing field so all voters have a voice in American democracy." - FairVote

Click the link to view:  Ranked Choice Voting

RobRichie

Erwin Chemerinsky
Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean of Berkeley Law, spoke about the state of election law in the Supreme Court. He spoke about partisan gerrymandering, the Voting Rights Act of 1965, Supreme Court justices & reform, and what we can do protect our democracy.

Click the link to view:  Election Law + SCOTUS

Dr. Fiona Hill, Russian expert, spoke to the League of Women Voters of Piedmont on topics including her latest book, "There's Nothing for You Here," Russia's influence on American democracy, Putin and the war in Ukraine.

Click the link to view:  International Perspective
FionaHill

RickHasan
Richard Hasen, Professor of Law and Political Science at the University of California, Irvine and Co-Director of the Fair Elections and Free Speech Center, spoke about how disinformation undermines fair elections and what can be done about it.

Click the link to view:  Election Subversion + Disinformation