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Empowering the Youth Vote in America with The Civics Center Founder Laura Brill & CNN Anchor Jake Tapper

February 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST

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 BigTent hosted a discussion featuring Laura W. Brill, CEO and Founder of  The Civics Center  and Jake Tapper, CNN Anchor and Chief Washington Correspondent. Their conversation dove into the current state of youth civic engagement and explored strategies for lowering the barriers to registration and voting. Laura and her team are on a mission to make voter registration part of every high school in America.

About our speakers:

Laura W. Brill is CEO and Founder of The Civics Center, as well as an attorney, former law clerk to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and a mother of two young adults. She launched The Civics Center in 2018 to stop youth voter suppression and tackle the decades-old problem of low youth turnout.

Jake Tapper is a CNN anchor and chief Washington. He currently anchors a two-hour weekday program, The Lead with Jake Tapper. He has hosted CNN’s Sunday morning show, State of the Union, since June 2015. In April 2021, he became the lead anchor for CNN for Washington, D.C. events.


February 27
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST
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