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Fri 18

November 18, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST

Democracy on the Ballot: ’22 Election Business Briefing

Business for America

Location: Online

No “red wave.” Relatively smooth elections. Unexpectedly high Gen Z voter turnout. With a divided Congress coming, what can we expect for state and congressional action for the next 2 years? Join us for an in-depth diagnosis of the surprising 2022 midterm election results and what the business community can expect for the health of our democracy.

Many pundits saw the 2022 midterms as a test for how well our democracy would hold up. Concern was high that hundreds of election deniers would succeed in their bids and political violence would impede election officials. What are we to make of the smooth vote-tallying process, independents’ key role in moving toward the middle, and unexpectedly high turnout among young voters? What can the business community now expect from a Democratic Senate and a (likely) Republican House? Will extremists push to punish “woke” companies, place further restrictions on voting rights, or cause other disruptions? What is the significance of political reforms like ranked-choice voting which will determine who won Alaska’s U.S. Senate race?

Join us for an insightful hour of discussion with four of the nation’s sharpest political thinkers about what the new political reality means for the business community, the odds of bipartisanship to solve economic challenges, and the health of our democracy.


  • Amb. Norm Eisen, Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institution and Co-founder States United Democracy Center
  • Brad Fitch, CEO, Congressional Management Foundation
  • Didi Kuo, Associate Director, Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law at Stanford University
  • Miles Taylor, Co-founder, Forward Party


Richard Eidlin, National Policy Director, Business for America