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Join UCSF Community & Government Relations for a 2020 Election Explainer on federal, state, and local candidates and propositions. As ballots are being returned early in record numbers, learn what we know now and what issues and races to watch on Election Day.

Hear a federal election overview, including which states could be pivotal in winning the presidency and which Congressional seats are at play. Closer to home, learn which state and local propositions and candidates could directly impact UCSF. A closing UCSF advocacy guidelines refresher for UCSF employees will give you the tools you need to understand how you can participate in the political process.

Join us for the UCSF Election Explainer & Advocacy 101 Part 2 following the election, details TBD. Find more information at UCSF Votes


12:00pm Welcome
How UCSF will continue to advocate for our priorities and mission no matter the outcome

Francesca Vega, Vice Chancellor, Community & Government Relations 

12:05pm National Election Update
Overview of national polling data and potential impacts on UCSF policy priorities
Natalie Alpert, Executive Director, Federal Government Relations

12:20pm State and Local Update
Candidates and issues with potential impact on UCSF
Amiee Alden, Director, Local & State Government Relations

12:35pm Advocacy Guidelines
Advocacy guidelines, with focus on participation in public rallies
UCOP General Counsel, and Paul Takayama, Assistant Vice Chancellor, Community & Government Relations

12:45pm Q&A
Allie Jones, Manager, Advocacy & Communications to facilitate

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Great information. To be brutally honest (and I only add this as feedback), some of the speakers could definitely use some speaker training - Toastmasters is an excellent option to improve presentation skills.