CHAUTAUQUA, N.Y., AND WASHINGTON, D.C. — To build on their respective missions that advance democracy, Chautauqua Institution and Campaign Legal Center (CLC) today announced a partnership to co-create, host and distribute programming centering on voter education and engagement.
The partnership launches Nov. 1 on the Institution’s CHQ Assembly streaming channel with the premiere of a conversation between CLC Founder and President, and Republican former Chairman of the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Trevor Potter and Chautauqua President Michael E. Hill, examining the mission of CLC and key issues at play in the upcoming mid-term election. The launch will also feature a series of educational videos produced by CLC covering topics such as what voters should know about secret spending in our elections, voting by mail, and the work being done to safeguard the 2024 presidential election.
“Trevor Potter has presented on the Chautauqua Lecture Series twice in the past, most recently during Week Five of the 2022 Summer Assembly when we explored the theme ‘The Vote and Democracy,’” Hill said. “We realized then that there was much more we could do together to pursue our common commitments to advancing democracy through education and dialogue.”
”CLC is honored to partner with the Chautauqua Institution at this critical time for our democracy,” Potter said. “The airwaves and online spaces are awash with misinformation about our elections, and partisan actors are constantly probing for weak spots in order to gain an advantage while the powers that be repeatedly fail to hold them accountable. It is my sincere hope that this collaboration will help connect voters with the tools they need to exercise their rights, while elevating awareness about rising threats to our electoral process.”
Future programs will be co-presented on CHQ Assembly and in-person in Washington, D.C., and on Chautauqua’s grounds in Chautauqua, New York, during the Institution’s annual nine-week Summer Assembly.
CHQ Assembly programs are presented live and on-demand at assembly.chq.org (subscription required). The entire library of lectures and many other events from Chautauqua’s 2022 and 2021 seasons are available now, in addition to new programs that are launched each week. To stay up to date on CLC’s work and learn more about protecting our democracy, visit the CLC blog and/or subscribe to the CLC YouTube channel.
ABOUT CHAUTAUQUA INSTITUTION
Chautauqua Institution is a community on the shores of Chautauqua Lake in southwestern New York state that comes alive each summer — and year-round through the CHQ Assembly online platforms — with a unique mix of fine and performing arts, lectures, interfaith worship and programs, and recreational activities. As a community, we celebrate, encourage and study the arts and treat them as integral to all of learning, and we convene the critical conversations of the day to advance understanding through civil dialogue. www.chq.org
ABOUT CAMPAIGN LEGAL CENTER
Campaign Legal Center (CLC) is a nonpartisan organization that advocates for every eligible voter to meaningfully participate in the democratic process. We use tactics such as litigation, policy advocacy and communications to make a systemic impact at all levels of government. www.campaignlegal.org
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