Gunston Hall

"Frequent, Certain, and Regular Elections:" A Symposium

 

Image of George Mason


November 1, 2018
9 a.m.-4 p.m.

George Mason wrote in the Virginia Declaration of Rights that representatives of the people should be chosen in "frequent, certain, and elections." With all of the talk about mid-terms, it's the perfect time to step back and look at the history of elections and voting in America.

Speakers include:

David Becker, Center for Elections Innovation and Research
The Current Crisis in American Democracy – from Foreign Threats to Civic Disengagement

Holly Brewer, University of Maryland
Democracy as Process: Voting and Election Integrity in the Revolutionary Era

Martha Grove, National Archives and Records Administration
The Art of Politics: Campaigns and the Cartoons of Clifford Berryman

Linda Monk, Constitutional Scholar, Journalist, and Award-winning Author
Is It Possible to Have Rights Without Elections?

Aaron Nix-Gomez, hogsheadwine.com
"A triple discharge of canon": Madeira in celebration, politics, and at the table.


Reception to follow.

$85 Registration, $70 for Friends of Gunston Hall

Online Registration is open until 4pm on October 31, registration may be completed at the door after that time. Early registration prices available until October 29.


Register online here.  If you would like to register over the phone, please call 703-550-9220.



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