Join Us to Find Out What Would Happen if Every Vote Counted

Here at Making Every Vote Count, we talk a lot about the problems with the current presidential selection system. But if we did move to a national popular vote, how would things really change? Where would the candidates go? Where and how would they advertise their policies and platforms to voters? Would the platforms themselves change?

On Monday, October 7, we will discuss these and many more questions at a conference featuring top experts in the field at the Newseum in Washington, DC. Here is the schedule of events:

Panel 1: How will candidates try to win a plurality of votes under a national popular vote?

  • Moderator: Steve Clemons, Editor-at-Large, The Hill

  • Mark Penn, President & Managing Partner, The Stagwell Group & Author, Microtrends.

  • Amanda Iovino, Senior Client Strategist, WPA Intelligence

  • Dr. Samuel Wang, Founder, Princeton Election Consortium

Panel 2: How will candidates' and parties' messaging and platforms change under the NPV?

  • Moderator: Bob Cusack, Editor-in-Chief, The Hill

  • Michael Steele, Former Lt. Governor Of Maryland Former Chair, Republican National Committee 

  • Jesse Wegman, Member, New York Times Editorial Board & Author, Let The People Pick The President

  • Norman Ornstein, Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute & Contributing Editor, The Atlantic

  • Brianna Carmen, Director Of Organizing & Partnerships, Voto Latino

Keynote address

  • Nellie Gorbea, Secretary of State of Rhode Island

Please join us for a networking breakfast starting at 8:30, with programming beginning at 9:00 AM. RSVP here to save your spot!

If you can’t make it in person, the event will be livestreamed on our Facebook page.