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October 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

An Evening with Bradley Tusk

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Books & Books

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Date:
October 1
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Books & Books in Coral Gables
265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134
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Phone:
305.442.4408

The Books & Books Literary Foundation presents…

AN EVENING WITH BRADLEY TUSK

discussing

Vote With Your Phone: Why Mobile Voting Is Our Final Shot at Saving Democracy

(Sourcebooks, $17.99)

Tuesday, October 1st, 7:00 PM | Books & Books, Coral Gables

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The Books & Books Literary Foundation is proud to present an evening with Bradley Tusk discussing Vote With Your Phone: Why Mobile Voting Is Our Final Shot at Saving Democracy (Sourcebooks, $17.99). Democracy is broken because the way we vote is broken. But there is a solution: Mobile Voting.

This event is FREE and open to the public and books will be available for purchase the night of the event! Please RSVP only if you intend to join us.


About the Book:

Democracy is broken because the way we vote is broken. But there is a solution: Mobile Voting.

Our current government would have us believe that we are all divided, and topics like gun control, climate change, and healthcare continue to be heavily debated in congress. But Americans are not as divided as we think, and poll after poll shows that most of us agree on even our most divisive issues. The problem lies in how we vote. Low voter turnout continues to keep our elected officials on the far ends of the political spectrum, unable to compromise on even the simplest of policies. And even worse, our voting system continues to be heavily influenced by special interests among politicians who worry about their next elections and little else.

Mobile voting could be the solution. We do just about everything on our phones, and yet we still can’t use them to vote. But the technology exists, and it could exponentially increase voter turnout by:

  • Simplifying the voting process
  • Helping those who have trouble making it to the polls use their voice from anywhere
  • Providing more security than traditional paper ballots
  • Incentivizing younger voters to participate by using technology they’re familiar with

From Bradley Tusk, philanthropist, and cofounder of the Mobile Voting movement, comes a deeply informative and timely analysis of our broken voting system, introducing us to the history, opposition, and potential of voting from our devices. Including essays by Martin Luther King Jr. III, David Hogg, and other prominent political figures, Vote with Your Phone shows us that a solution to restoring faith in our representative democracy exists – and it’s closer than we think.

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About the Author:

Bradley Tusk is a a venture capitalist, political strategist, philanthropist, and writer. Tusk Philanthropies is funding and leading the national campaign to bring mobile voting to all U.S. elections. He writes a column for Fast Company and the New York Daily News, hosts a podcast called Firewall about the intersection of tech and politics, and is the cofounder of the Gotham Book Prize. He owns the bookstore and podcast studio P&T Knitwear in Manhattan. Previously, Tusk served as campaign manager for Michael Bloomberg’s 2009 mayoral race, as Deputy Governor of Illinois, as communications director of U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer, and as Uber’s first political advisor.