5807 South Woodlawn Ave
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21
Mobilizing Coalitions: Understanding the Emerging Electorate
7 p.m., Booth School of Business Room 10
This event is free and open to UChicago students, faculty, staff, and the public. To be admitted, you must present the printed ticket that is emailed to you after registering on Eventbrite. You must bring a photo ID. If you cannot attend, please cancel your ticket order on Eventbrite so others may register. Doors will open at 6 p.m. After 6:45 p.m., if you have not arrived, your seat will be given to a guest waiting on standby on a first-come, first-served basis at 6:45pm.
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In many ways, the story of the 2012 presidential election can be told through the changing demographics of the United States. The votes of women, Latinos and younger Americans were especially coveted by both campaigns. And each devoted significant attention to mobilizing core supporters among whites and African Americans. As the U.S. becomes increasingly “majority minority,” what are we learning about the demographic trends and issue priorities of these vital constituencies? And what do they mean for the future of politics? Four of the nation’s leading researchers join us to shed light on those questions, in a panel moderated by Cathy Cohen, professor of political science and director of the Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture at the University of Chicago.
Whit Ayres, NorthStar Opinion Research
Cornell Belcher, Brilliant Corners Research & Strategies
Sergio Bendixen, Bendixen & Amandi International
Diane Feldman, The Feldman Group
Moderator: Cathy Cohen, professor of political science and director of the Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture at the University of Chicago
Booth School of Business Room 104
5807 South Woodlawn Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637
Thursday, February 21, 2013 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM (CST)