July Happy Hour: "Proportional Representation in the US"
Thursday, July 6
5 - 7 PM (Program begins @ 5:30)
1201 E. Colfax, Denver
Americans are accustomed to "winner-take-all" elections, in which the candidate with the most votes wins the seat--leaving the loser (and their voters) with nothing. But is there a better way?
Join us to discuss proportational representation (PR), an electoral system in which parties gain seats in proportion to the number of votes cast for them. Topics of conversation will include how PR works in countries throughout the world, the advantages and drawbacks of this system, and how PR could be implemented in the United States.
Leading us in discussion will be Dr. Thorsten Spehn, Assistant Profressor at the University of Colorado Denver, and Jesse Kumin, Founder and Executive Director of Best Democracy. Light appetizers will be served and drinks will be available for purchase. This event is free and open to everyone.
Learn more and RSVP on our Facebook page or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) Teach-In
Saturday, July 15
10 AM - 2 PM
The American Legislative Exchange Council—more commonly known as ALEC—is holding their annual meeting in Denver from July 19 to 21, 2017. In response, a coalition of organizations will hold a teach-in on Saturday, July 15th in Denver to educate the public about ALEC's negative impact on economic, environmental, and social issues. Sign up to receive more information about the teach-in here.