Election 2022: What Every Citizen Can Do
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Fri 1

October 1, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

Protecting Democracy by Updating the Electoral Count Act

Business for America

Location: Online

The ECA governs the more than 130-year-old process of casting and counting electoral votes for president and vice president. It was, in part, confusion over the intent and responsibilities of the vice president that contributed to the events of January 6th. Our friends at the National Task Force on Election Crises released a new paper describing priorities for ECA reform.

The business community will have an important role to play in supporting the forthcoming bipartisan legislation. And as we know, a stable political system supports a more robust economy. The briefing will address:

  • What are the problems with the ECA and what updates or changes to the statute should Congress consider?
  • What are the risks for the stability of our democratic republic if Congress does not act?
  • What are the prospects for bipartisan support for an ECA update?

The following panelists will speak and answer your questions:

Trey Grayson, former Secretary of State of Kentucky and member of the National Task Force on Election Crises

Rachel Kleinfeld, Senior Fellow of Democracy, Conflict, and Governance Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; Member, National Task Force on Election Crises

Genevieve Nadeau, Counsel at Protect Democracy where she leads the legal and policy work