Common Purpose Community Evening
Dec
11
6:00 PM18:00

Common Purpose Community Evening

Come share voter fieldwork stories and reflections, help tally up our best estimates of doors knocked and voters contacted, hear from some of our state captains about partnerships we’ve built for the long haul, exchange high fives and hugs, and gather suggestions for how we improve our voter fieldwork in 2019 and 2020. Please bring a dessert to share, and spirits of determination. We’ll also introduce our Washington State Strategic Director, a new role!

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Jan
8
to Feb 5

How to Beat an American Demagogue: Donald Trump and the Future of Democracy

  • University of Washington, Kane Hall 120 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Political demagogues are unfortunately not new in American politics, but Donald Trump is the first to become U.S. President. With him in this position and joined by a Trump-aligned national Republican Party, the harm to minoritized populations, rational debate, ethical government, the nation, and the world is devastating. The only small-d democratic way forward is to engage in clear-eyed, smart, determined, historically informed, and collective action. This lecture series traces the people and practices that laid the foundation for Trump, Trump's specific tactics, and the necessary steps ahead. There is real pain and harm, and it won't be easy. But we're going to do it.

CP founder David Domke will offer this lecture series with registration fees benefitting Common Purpose. Lectures are free for all students displaying student ID. Doors open at 6:30 pm. Register at https://howtobeatademagogue.brownpapertickets.com.

Lecture 1: January 8, 7:00 pm
Demagogues and Modern US Politics

Lecture 2: January 15, 7:00 pm
Donald Trump

Lecture 3: January 22, 7:00 pm
All Forward: Mindset

Lecture 4: January 29, 7:00 pm
All Forward: Message

Lecture 5: February 5, 7:00 pm
All Forward: Mobilization

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Feb
12
7:00 PM19:00

The Right to Vote 1: America's Founding Flaws, the Civil Rights Revolution, and Our Work Today

  • University of Washington, Kane Hall 120 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join CP founder David Domke for Part 1 of this free 5-part lecture series on the right to vote in America. These lectures will give a foundation to understand our nation's flawed founding approach to voting rights, and cover the impact of post-Civic War Reconstruction, the courage and strategic wisdom of  civil rights foot soldiers in the 50s and 60s, how some whites have always made it hard for certain populations to vote, and why all of us must engage today. 

Lectures are at UW Kane Hall 120 at 7pm on Feb. 12, 19, 26 and March 5 and 12. No registration required.

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Feb
19
7:00 PM19:00

The Right to Vote 2: America's Founding Flaws, the Civil Rights Revolution, and Our Work Today

  • University of Washington, Kane Hall 120 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join CP founder David Domke for Part 2 of this free 5-part lecture series on the right to vote in America. These lectures will give a foundation to understand our nation's flawed founding approach to voting rights, and cover the impact of post-Civic War Reconstruction, the courage and strategic wisdom of  civil rights foot soldiers in the 50s and 60s, how some whites have always made it hard for certain populations to vote, and why all of us must engage today.   

Lectures are at UW Kane Hall 120 at 7pm on Feb. 12, 19, 26 and March 5 and 12. No registration required.

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Feb
26
7:00 PM19:00

The Right to Vote 3: America's Founding Flaws, the Civil Rights Revolution, and Our Work Today

  • University of Washington, Kane Hall 120 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join CP founder David Domke for Part 3 of this free 5-part lecture series on the right to vote in America. These lectures will give a foundation to understand our nation's flawed founding approach to voting rights, and cover the impact of post-Civic War Reconstruction, the courage and strategic wisdom of  civil rights foot soldiers in the 50s and 60s, how some whites have always made it hard for certain populations to vote, and why all of us must engage today. 

Lectures are at UW Kane Hall 120 at 7pm on Feb. 12, 19, 26 and March 5 and 12. No registration required.

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Mar
5
7:00 PM19:00

The Right to Vote 4: America's Founding Flaws, the Civil Rights Revolution, and Our Work Today

  • University of Washington, Kane Hall 120 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join CP founder David Domke for Part 4 of this free 5-part lecture series on the right to vote in America. These lectures will give a foundation to understand our nation's flawed founding approach to voting rights, and cover the impact of post-Civic War Reconstruction, the courage and strategic wisdom of  civil rights foot soldiers in the 50s and 60s, how some whites have always made it hard for certain populations to vote, and why all of us must engage today. 

Lectures are at UW Kane Hall 120 at 7pm on Feb. 12, 19, 26 and March 5 and 12. No registration required.

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Mar
12
7:00 PM19:00

The Right to Vote 5: America's Founding Flaws, the Civil Rights Revolution, and Our Work Today

  • University of Washington, Kane Hall 120 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join CP founder David Domke for the final night of this free 5-part lecture series on the right to vote in America. These lectures will give a foundation to understand our nation's flawed founding approach to voting rights, and cover the impact of post-Civic War Reconstruction, the courage and strategic wisdom of  civil rights foot soldiers in the 50s and 60s, how some whites have always made it hard for certain populations to vote, and why all of us must engage today. 

Lectures are at UW Kane Hall 120 at 7pm on Feb. 12, 19, 26 and March 5 and 12. No registration required.

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Expanding the Vision of Common Purpose
Nov
14
6:15 PM18:15

Expanding the Vision of Common Purpose

With midterms over, the next phase of Common Purpose has arrived!  We’ll share an expanded vision for Common Purpose’s future over dessert at a “launch” event on Wednesday 11/14 from 6:15-8:30pm.

Common Purpose will continue to be 100% committed to voter registration, education and mobilization – and continue to need you to participate.  We also want to expand our support and opportunities for diverse, rising leaders.   We’re developing ideas for a Leadership Lab and Civic Accelerator, which David, Audrey, Audrey and Charles will share at the launch.

Common Purpose is determined to work toward a just and inclusive democracy – by electing terrific candidates and building our next generation of leaders.  We are in this for the long haul. Come with us.

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Election Night Party with Common Purpose
Nov
6
4:00 PM16:00

Election Night Party with Common Purpose

Looking for a friendly place to watch election night returns? Join your Common Purpose friends at the Great Hall at Greenlake. We’ll have pizza (including gluten-free), salad, a guitar and connections with state teams still in the field. Bring your own friends, family, food to share and alcohol (we’ll have the permit!).

David promises, “We will definitely laugh, maybe cry, for sure high five and absolutely, definitely stand together.”

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