Everything you need to know below.
Want to RSVP? Email [email protected] or visit our Facebook page. The event is open to the public. Need directions? Click here for a map of the Hi-Hat, 3 Davol Square, Providence.
The Ballot Bash with Hendrik Hertzberg and Rob Richie
On December 15th, FairVote Rhode Island will throw its first-ever fundraiser, the Ballot Bash. We'll gather at the Hi-Hat in Providence to hear remarks from FairVote's national director, Rob Richie, and one of our board members, Hendrik Hertzberg. Hertzberg is renowned for his role as an influential political commentator; he serves as a senior editor for the New Yorker (where you may have read his many "Comment" pieces) and formerly as the executive editor of the New Republic. From 1979-1980, he was President Jimmy Carter's chief speechwriter.
FairVote Rhode Island is a local non-profit pushing for universal voter registration and a direct election of the president. We're also working to get proportional representation introduced in Providence and beyond.
FairVote's national director Rob Richie will speak briefly about our organization. After Mr. Hertzberg has made some remarks on the election, the national popular vote movement, and election reform in general, he'll take questions from the audience.
We'll be honoring the legislators who have worked so hard for youth voter pre-registration, Rep. Edwin Pacheco and Sen. Rhoda Perry; and for the national popular vote bill, Reps. Donald Lally, Jr. and Victor Moffitt, and Sen. Daniel Connors.
Want to come? You can RSVP by emailing [email protected] Or you can just show up. Here are the details:
Date/Time: Monday, December 15th. 6pm cocktails, 7pm legislator awards, 7:30pm remarks from Rob Richie, and 7:45 remarks from Hendrik Hertzberg.
Suggested donation: $50 for adults and $15 for students and youths under 25.