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2018 Election Series: Pathways to Effective State Funding Strategies

Monday, December 4, 2017 -
3:00pm to 4:00pm EST
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In November, elections around the country provided us with some of our first insights into how voters are responding after a year of political polarization and deep divisions. Join us for this December First Monday + Election Series Discussion for a debrief on the 2017 elections and and what we can learn from the results to help inform our work as we look towards 2018. In this conversation, we will:

  • Hear perspectives and see initial data on who turned out for the 2017 elections
  • Learn which issues were salient to voters in the 2017 elections and how those have shifted since 2016.
  • Review coordinating efforts by both funders and organizations that led to strong infrastructure and partnerships, and how to continue to invest in deep coordination at the state level through 2018.
  • Discuss the surge in non-traditional demographics running for office and what that means for work moving forward.
  • Learn what lessons were learned from 2017 which can help inform work moving into the 2018 elections.

Moderated by Geri Mannion, Carnegie Corporation of New York 


  • Adrianne Shropshire, BlackPAC 
  • Matt Barreto, Latino Decisions 
  • Kelly Beadle, Virginia Plus 



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