100% Democracy: The Case for Universal Voting and Philanthropy's Role

Tuesday, May 24, 2022 -
12:00pm to 2:00pm EDT
Carnegie Corporation of New York; 437 Madison Avenue, 31st Floor; New York, NY 10022-7034
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What if we held an election and everyone voted?  

Join the co-authors of a new book, 100% Democracy: The Case for Universal Voting, as they tackle this question. They make the case that making voting a required civic duty for every citizen—which we do now for jury service and which 26 democratic countries now do, including Australia since 1924—would make dramatic improvements in  American democracy. Does philanthropy have a role to play?

Join the co-authors, along with our moderator, who wrote the Foreword for the book, as they discuss this game-changing idea in service to a more perfect democracy.

What will you learn?

  • How universal voting protects against voter suppression and the active disenfranchisement of U.S. citizens
  • Models and lessons the U.S. can learn from other countries around the world that have successfully implemented universal voting
  • Objections to universal voting and responses from proponents
  • Philanthropy's role in advocating for universal voting and where progress is already being made


*Copies and book signings of the book, 100% Democracy: The Case for Universal Voting, will be made available at the program.  First come, first served.

Who should attend?

All interested funders in grantmaking roles. What to expect: presentation followed by Q&A

How do I sign up?

Members: Please log in and click the Register Now link above (no fee).

Guests of Collaborators: Please RSVP directly to Sohyun Kim at SYK@carnegie.org (no fee).

Non-Members: Please email register@philanthropynewyork.org. ($150 fee) 

Registration is required by May 19th. 

11:45 AM - 12:00 PM  Check-in 
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM  Program (lunch included)

Registrants will receive the webinar link a day prior to each session.

Please email register@philanthropynewyork.org with questions or for further information on this program or on eligibility.

What else should I know?

Covid Protocol: Carnegie Corporation of New York’s protocol for guests is that proof of vaccination is required to enter the offices. This means two doses of Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna, or one dose of J&J/Janssen.

Please email a copy of your vaccination card to Sohyun Kim at SYK@carnegie.org by Friday, May 20th.  If not, you will need to show your vaccination card at check-in.

The building does not have any mask requirement, but we will be providing masks and hand sanitizer on site for our guests, if requested.

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