Election 2020: Digital Democracy, Disinformation, and Black Voters (Brookings Institute) – VIRTUAL

The 2020 election is awash with misinformation, disinformation, and social media manipulation. It is crucial to counter these efforts to ensure a fair contest and public confidence in the election results. This challenge is particularly urgent for Black Americans, who U.S. intelligence officials confirm were targeted by disinformation campaigns in […]

Baltimore County Dialogs on Race: Voting Rights (Baltimore County Public Library) – VIRTUAL

Voter suppression has a long and ugly history in the U.S. Imposing strict voter ID laws, cutting voting times, restricting registration and purging voter rolls have kept significant numbers of eligible voters from the polls and placed special burdens on racial minorities, people living in poverty and youth and seniors.​ […]

Election 2020: Driving Forces and Possible Outcomes (Brookings Institute) – VIRTUAL

As voters begin casting their ballots in the 2020 election, many issues still have the potential to transform the political landscape and determine the outcome of the presidential election, as well as congressional, gubernatorial, and statehouse races across the country. Voters go to the polls with several serious policy issues […]

Your Vote 2020: How to Vote (Baltimore County Public Library) – VIRTUAL

An examination of our election process, from both historical and current perspectives. Learn about your voting rights, how to vote using a mail-in ballot, changes to the General Election polling process due to COVID-19 and how to vote safely in-person. Presented by Common Cause Maryland. Registration closes one hour before […]

Voting – Democracy in Action (MCPL) – VIRTUAL or PHONE

Richard Bell is a professor of history at the University of Maryland. He is the author of Stolen: Five Free Boys Kidnapped into Slavery and Their Astonishing Odyssey Home, which is a finalist for the 2020 Harriet Tubman Book Prize. He serves as a Trustee of the Maryland Historical Society and as […]

Voter Registration Trivia (MCPL) – VIRTUAL or PHONE

Join us for an hour of trivia testing your knowledge of U.S. elections. Play individually or on a team and find out how much you really know about United States elections and how to exercise your vote in Maryland.  We will be using both Zoom and Kahoot.  You will need […]

Suppressed 2020: The Fight to Vote (DC Public Library) – VIRTUAL

  Join DC Public Library on Tuesday, Oct. 6 at 6 p.m for a virtual screening of the documentary, Suppressed 2020: The Fight to Vote followed by a moderated panel discussion. The screening will be shown simultaneoulsy on DC Public Library’s Facebook and YouTube pages. Suppressed 2020: The Fight to Vote by Robert Greenwald is a short, powerful […]