External Affairs Newsletter #2

Happy October everyone, we wish you a thoroughly spooky season! If you’re ever in need of a good scare, just check the news. This month we’re back with another newsletter, and are still looking for general body engagement on this project so if you’re interested, please send us an email at bipartisancoalition@georgetown.edu or ge152@georegtown.edu

Article: Global Citizen, “Native American Voters, Long Disenfranchised, Could Play a Decisive Role in the 2020 Election”

In recognition of Indigenous Peoples Day, also known as Columbus Day, we wanted to highlight the recent hardships and political potential of the Native American population. In the lead up to this hard-fought election pretty much every voter group imaginable has been analyzed and discussed at nauseum, but Native Americans have been largely left out of the conversation. However, this historically disenfranchised group may have a newfound impact on the 2020 election.

Read the article here to find out more. 

Webinar: The Bipartisan Policy Center, “America’s Electoral Future in 2020 and Beyond: The Coming Generational Transformation”

Tune into this webinar from the Bipartisan Policy Center on Monday, October 19 at 10:00 An to hear a discussion on the United States’ electoral future. Panelists include Thomas B. Edsall, a Political Columnist at the New York Times, and John C. Fortie the Director of Governmental Studies at the Bipartisan Policy Center. 

Register for the webinar here

Webinar: Center for Strategic and International Studies, “The U.S. Innovation Ecosystem”

Tune into this webinar from the Center for Strategic and International Studies on Friday, October 23 at 1:00 PM to hear the conclusive discussion in the CSIS Energy Innovation Series. The keynote speaker will be U.S. Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette. 

Register for the webinar here

Webinar: The Brookings Institute, “Amid multiple crises, a divided nation” 

Tune into this webinar from the Brookings Institute on Monday, October 19 at 1:00 PM to hear a discussion to hear a discussion of the Public Religion Research Institute’s (PRRI) eleventh annual American Values Survey (AVS). The Survey reveals public views on pressing issues such as: health care; the economy; racial justice; immigration; changing national demographics; climate change; and election fairness and reliability. Panelists include PPRI CEO and Founder Robert P. Jones and American Enterprise Institute Senior Fellow Karlyn Bowman.

Register for the webinar here.

Fun Fact: State Federal Dependency Rates 

Federal aid and federal tax policy has recently come under intense debate, with opinions forming around party, and even regional divides. But how do those political stances compare to the actual flow of money between the states and the federal government? Check out these two articles to learn more about different state governments’ federal dependency rankings and net federal balances

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