The Office of Diversity Education to host post-election conversation
Central Michigan University’s Office of Diversity Education will be hosting an event to encourage post-election conversation.
“Post-Election Dialogue: Where Do We Go Next?," part of the “Conversations that Matter” series, will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. Nov. 11 via Webex. Due to limited space, those who wish to attend must register in advance.
The conversation will center around the United States 2020 Presidential Election and how the results were reached.
David Rutledge, Griffin Endowed Chair in American Government and political science faculty member, will be the speaking at the event.
Rutledge will be discussing topics such as the electoral college, battleground states, the blue wall and voter suppression.
Due to the misinformation and confusion spread during the presidential election, it is important to have conversations with people across the political spectrum in a democratic society, Rutledge said.
Through discussion, Rutledge hopes to increase understanding of the election process at all levels of government and encourage participation in the democratic process.
There’s no such thing as ‘my vote doesn’t count,’ every vote counts,” Rutledge said. “Elections, at all levels, have consequences to all of us.”