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All Upcoming Events

Jun 25

The Court v. The Voters: A Conversation with Joshua Douglas

On Tuesday, June 25, at 1 PM, professor and author Joshua A. Douglas joins Campaign Legal Center Senior Vice President Paul Smith to discuss his book "The Court v. The Voters: The Troubling Story of How the Supreme Court Has Undermined Voting Rights."

Tuesday, June 25th, 2024

01:00 pm - 02:00 pm ET • Virtual

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Jun 12 Past Event

How Election Officials Are Preparing for the 2024 Presidential Election

On June 12, 2024, at 1 PM, Campaign Legal Center hosted this event to hear from election officials about the tried-and-tested systems in place to make sure votes are cast fairly and counted correctly, and to provide the opportunity to find out more about what election officials are focused on between now and when voting begins in their states for the general election. 

Wednesday, June 12th, 2024

01:00 pm - 02:00 pm • Virtual

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May 09 Past Event

Wolves of K Street: A Conversation with Brody and Luke Mullins

On Thursday, May 9 at 3 p.m. EST Campaign Legal Center's Kedric Payne hosted co-authors and brothers Brody Mullins and Luke Mullins for a conversation on their newest book "The Wolves of K Street: The Secret History of How Big Money Took Over Big Government" where they dove into the turbulent world of federal lobbying, and the fascinating people who shaped the system.

Thursday, May 9th, 2024

03:00 pm - 04:00 pm • Virtual

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Apr 25 Past Event

Removing Financial Barriers to Running for Office

CLC hosted a discussion with experts and former candidates about these innovations — those that have already been implemented and others that have been proposed — and discussed what else can be done to break down financial barriers to running for office and make holding political office an obtainable goal for all Americans.

Thursday, April 25th, 2024

11:00 am - 12:00 pm • Virtual


Apr 01 Past Event

Dismantling Barriers to Youth Civic Engagement

On April 1, 2024, at 11:30 AM EST, Campaign Legal Center (CLC) is hosted the virtual event “Dismantling Barriers to Youth Civic Engagement.” Panelists discussed the unique barriers facing young voters, highlighted the attempts to exclude these voters from our elections and, finally, discussed solutions to facilitate the participation of young voters in our democracy.

Monday, April 1st, 2024

11:30 am - 12:30 pm • Virtual

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Mar 28 Past Event

Women in Politics: A Conversation With Mary Hayashi

On Thursday, March 28, in conversation with Campaign Legal Center's Senior Director of Policy and Strategic Partnerships Catie Kelley, Mary Hayashi discussed the solutions she’s uncovered in her book "Women in Politics" to achieve gender parity in politics, examples of women leaders who are blazing the trail toward gender parity and what achieving this goal could mean for our nation.

Thursday, March 28th, 2024

02:00 pm - 03:00 pm • Virtual

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Mar 27 Past Event

Election Worker Protection: Safeguarding Those Who Safeguard Our Democracy

On Wednesday, March 27, Campaign Legal Center hosted the virtual event "Election Worker Protection: Safeguarding Those Who Safeguard Our Democracy." During the event, CLC’s panel of experts discussed the importance of election workers in safeguarding our democracy, what can be done to retain election workers and institutional knowledge, and steps made both statewide and nationally toward protecting election workers.

Wednesday, March 27th, 2024

01:00 pm - 02:00 pm • Virtual

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Feb 29 Past Event

A Real Right to Vote: A Conversation with Rick Hasen

In discussion with Campaign Legal Center President Trevor Potter, Professor Hasen described his vision for the freedoms an amendment on voting rights would protect, its potential impact on our democracy, and why he believes it’s possible to pass such an amendment, despite a challenging political climate.

Thursday, February 29th, 2024

03:00 pm - 04:00 pm • Virtual

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Feb 02 Past Event

Strengthening Democracy in Local Government Through Public Financing

Campaign Legal Center hosted a conversation with both activists and leaders who have helped to implement public financing programs as well as political candidates who have benefited from them.

Friday, February 2nd, 2024

01:00 pm - 02:00 pm • Virtual

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Jan 26 Past Event

Defending Nonpartisan Civic Engagement Groups

On January 26, 2024, at 11 a.m. EST, Campaign Legal Center (CLC) hosted the virtual event “Defending Nonpartisan Civic Engagement Groups.” The panel discussed the importance of defending nonpartisan civic engagement groups against unwarranted and unconstitutional attacks and why the work of these civic-minded Americans is so important to our democracy.

Friday, January 26th, 2024

11:00 am - 12:00 pm • Virtual

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Dec 05 Past Event

I Never Thought of It That Way: A Conversation with Mónica Guzmán

Campaign Legal Center President and Founder Trevor Potter discussed how to bridge tough conversations with author Mónica Guzmán on her book "I Never Thought of It That Way: How to Have Fearlessly Curious Conversations in Dangerously Divided Times."

Tuesday, December 5th, 2023

12:00 pm - 01:00 pm • Virtual

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