Events to Help Journalists Prepare

National Task Force on Election Crises

Covering an Unprecedented Election

Sep 17, 2020 10:30 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Presented by the National Task Force on Election Crises and Election SOS, this event will bring together media, legal and election experts to share their insights on what makes this election cycle so unique. Experts will also discuss how the media should be prepared to cover the legal and logistical challenges of this election, including voter suppression, misinformation and disinformation, election interference and the post-election process. This event will be on the record.

Schedule of Events
*subject to change*

10:30 AM: Opening Remarks by Rajiv Chandrasekaran, The Emes Project; Former Associate Editor, The Washington Post


10:35-10:50 AM: Keynote Remarks and Q&A with Michael Chertoff, Former U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security


10:50-11:15 AM: Setting Expectations

Vanita Gupta, President and CEO, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

Brendan Nyhan, Professor of Government, Dartmouth College

Tammy Patrick, Senior Advisor, Elections, Democracy Fund


11:15-11:40 AM: Preparing for Election Day

Ron Fournier, Former DC Bureau Chief of the AP

Trey Grayson, Former Secretary of State of Kentucky; Former President of National Association of Secretaries of State

María Teresa Kumar, President and CEO, Voto Latino Foundation

Norman Ornstein, Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute


11:40 AM-12:05 PM: Post-Election Day

Edward B. Foley, Professor of Law, Ohio State University

Rachel Kleinfeld, Senior Fellow, Democracy, Conflict, and Governance Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Jennifer Morrell, Partner, Elections Group

Adav Noti, Senior Director for Trial Litigation & Chief of Staff, Campaign Legal Center


12:05-12:30 PM: Audience Q&A


Presented with support from the Ad Hoc Committee, American Press Institute, First Draft, PEN America and Unite America.