California Humanities is excited to announce the schedule for our new statewide initiative, California on the Ballot. This series of free, online events invites the people of California and beyond to reflect and talk—with journalists, historians, election experts, and more—about the past, present, and future of electoral engagement in California.
To register for upcoming programs, please click here.
Watch our first event of 2021, “The Electoral College: What Were the Founders Thinking?” to explore the unique system used by America to elect presidents since 1787. Joining us on the day before the inauguration of President Joseph R. Biden, Karthick Ramakrishnan, Mindy Romero, Sonja Diaz, and moderator Dan Schnur discussed: Why was the Electoral College created? What is its legacy today in America and California? How would one go about reforming or abolishing this system?
We hope to see you at an upcoming event. For more information or assistance with registering for a program, please write to Kirsten Vega at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This initiative is funded by the “Why it Matters: Civic and Electoral Participation” initiative, administered by the Federation of State Humanities Councils, and funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.