Old Howard Union

29 – The National Popular Vote Interstate Compact & Community Organizing with Asa Kaplan

 

Asa Kaplan is a Chicago- and St.Louis-based naturalist and grassroots organizer. Time not spent organizing for electoral reform is spent gathering community around hyperlocal nature experiences in urban settings. With roots in Barack Obama’s 2008 Presidential campaign  its community-organizing ethos, Asa now organizes on electoral reform and other issues on the scale of neighborhood blocks to U.S. states. During the last ten years Asa spent in Chicago, he founded the free Logan Square International Film Series, as well as a cooperative housing initiative in the Avondale neighborhood. Current collaborative projects include the internet’s first real-time almanac of the seasons, The @Living_Almanac, and passing the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact.

The National Popular Vote Interstate Compact


Show Notes

2:46 – Obama’s 2008 Presidential Campaign for Change.

4:16 – Obama’s Win in Indiana.

5:19 – The movement and the growth of “grassroots organizing”.

7:22 – The National Popular Vote Interstate Compact.

7:50 – Effort in the 1960’s to Abolish the Electoral College.

8:30 – The election of 2000 and the Popular Vote then.

8:54 – Legal journals in support of the Popular Vote

9:40 – Dean Amar, Dean of the University of Illinois School of Law

09:51 – John Koza & The National Popular Vote Interstate Compact

12:55 – 2020 Candidates on The National Popular Vote Interstate Compact

13:05 – How the Compact Works

14:42 – Voter turnout higher in Battleground or Swing States.

22:30 – New York Passed The Compact!

23:06 – FLIP VIRGINIA TO SUPPORT THE COMPACT – GO & VOTE

25:42 – Bipartisan Support for the Compact

 

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