The WAR Room for Free and Fair Elections (2022 and 2024) (APA2231.01)

Susan Sgorbati

As a current response to the events leading up to and occurring on January 6th, 2021 and the threat to democracy specifically related to free and fair elections, this class will engage in a practical assessment of what is going on in each local, county, and state precinct in each State in the United States to determine where the threats are to free and fair elections for the next three years. We will then come up with concrete public actions to counter any threats to elections being corrupted in the designated precincts in the next two elections as well as each local, county and State elections. We will create a network of concerned citizens in all fifty states by identifying groups who are currently working on the local, county and state level, by supporting citizen action, by helping people to register to vote and to understand their rights, to strengthen all youth networks, to reveal through the media any corrupt influencers and their money sources, and to celebrate courage by local people who are working to preserve all free and fair elections. We will create a visual map of this network with the ability to communicate easily among this active citizenry and will support in real time any people engaging in the political process who are under threat from forces who are trying to subvert democracy.

All faculty, staff and students are welcome. Faculty and Staff do not need to attend weekly.

Learning Outcomes:
Research Skills
Negotiation Skills
Visual Mapping
Communication Skills
Civic Education

Delivery Method: Remotely accessible
Course Level: 2000-level
Credits: 2
W 4:10PM - 6:00PM (Full-term)
Maximum Enrollment: 50
Course Frequency: One time only

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