As the younger generation has grown increasingly aware of their political stance, many have become proactive in educating themselves through the electoral process. However, they have little choice but to turn to different platforms for education as school systems often fail to educate them on such matters. Although there are solutions all around the internet, the processes may vary and confuse them. The Free & Equal Elections Foundation was built as the solution to give people the education they deserve.
The Free & Equal Elections Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, non-partisan organization in the United States that was first formed in 1982. Back then, it was known as the Foundation for Free Campaigns and Elections before Christina Tobin, an activist and leader in the election reform and voter’s rights movement, formally reorganized and rebranded it into Free & Equal. Although the name has changed from its origins, Free & Equal strives to carry the same mission of empowering American voters through education and advocacy of electoral reforms.
The organization leads national, state, and local efforts to open the electoral process in the United States through all-inclusive gubernatorial, Presidential, and senatorial debates. Additionally, Free & Equal organize Electoral Reform Symposiums, produce United We Stand tours and support individuals who run for office. They hosted the 2008 presidential debate in Washington DC. During that year, Free & Equal was the only presidential debate that featured independent and third-party candidates to broadcast to a national audience during that election year.
In 2014, Free & Equal launched a festival and tour that unites the younger generation with musicians, artists, and thought leaders for the purpose of promoting political and cultural change. Dubbed United We Stand, the tour has made stops at the Belasco Theater in Los Angeles in 2014 and 2015, the University of Colorado Boulder in 2016, and Texas A&M University in 2018. The seventh annual festival will be held in the beachside town of Cambria, California, this year.
Partnering with the Brock Pierce Foundation, Open the Debates, and The Independent National Union, Free & Equal and United We Stand will feature over forty speakers, activists, artists, and musicians, brought together to bring communities closer to take a more active role in shaping and reforming the country’s politics. The proceeds of the event will go directly to Skate Cambria to rebuild the town’s local skate park. United We Stand will be bringing in names like Mike Love, Peia, Richard Gage, Brock Pierce, and Karla Ballard, to name a few. The event will include sponsors like Vote Bash, KNEKT.tv, Cambria Currents, Blue Evolution, and many more.
“At this year’s UWS Festival, attendees will connect face to face with our community sponsors and national thought leaders for networking and coalition-building while giving back to our youth and uplifting our community with music, art, food, and conversation.”
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