Mon, Oct 19|
Whose Vote Counts, Explained Watch Party
Time & Place
Oct 19, 2020, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
About The Event
Americans vote at much lower rates than most other developed countries, and one of the most common reasons given is that people don’t think their vote matters. Voting does matter, enormously — but it makes sense that so many Americans feel that way. All kinds of systems unique to the United States keep voters from the polls, tip elections in favor of moneyed interests, and give some votes a lot more power than others.
Join YP Impact on October 19 as we watch 2 episodes of the new Netflix docuseries: "Whose Vote Counts, Explained" and explore these issues.
Episode 2: Can You Buy an Election: Running for office is expensive, but deep pockets alone can't secure a win. Why are US elections so awash with cash, and what does that money buy?
Episode 3: Whose Vote Counts: Gerrymandering. The Electoral College. In America, some votes count more than others, and the balance of power is unequal. How can the system be fixed?
This event is one of the digital resources YP impact is providing prior to the discussion we will be hosting in the Current Events room at YPOx's Last Tuesday Virtual Happy Hour
Please note: You do not have to participate in the happy hour to attend this event.
Also note: participating in this event will require a Netflix subscription and download of the Teleparty extension, as this is how we will share the film and host a live chat. Instructions will be included in your email confirmation.