Future of Democracy

April 16, 2020 | New York, NY
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Join us for a deep dive into the state of civic engagement and politics in the United States.

What does civic engagement look like at a time when media is derided, the political process is becoming less transparent, and judges are playing crucial roles in reshaping long-standing laws?

In anticipation of Primary Day in New York on April 28th, join us to hear about the prospects for democracy in the era of fake news, obstructions of justice, and judicial activism.

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Meet Our Speakers

Rachel Konowitz
Rachel Konowitz

COO & Co-Founder, Motivote


Rachel Konowitz is Co-Founder and COO of Motivote, a civic engagement platform that helps campaigns, causes and companies mobilize their networks. Rachel developed a passion for creating opportunities for civic engagement and giving young people the tools to be effective activists during her four years as a student organizer with the Student PIRGs. During this time, she ran voter registration and mobilization projects in Connecticut and Colorado that collectively reached over 50,000 people and oversaw fundraising offices that collectively raised more than $2 million. After organizing, Rachel managed recruitment for a New York-based solar start-up and worked in philanthropy at a family foundation.

Rachel holds an M.P.A. in Social Impact, Innovation and Investment from NYU’s Wagner Graduate School of Public Service and a B.A. in Political Science from Skidmore College.

Marcos Salazar - Moderator
Marcos Salazar - Moderator

CEO & Co-Founder, Be Social Change


Marcos Salazar (@marcossalazar) is a serial social entrepreneur, career coach, speaker, and community-builder. Marcos has worked in research and leadership development at the American Psychological Association, Girl Scouts, and the White House Project (promoting women to run for office). He is also the founder of two t-shirt companies, a number of social impact blogs, and the author of two books.

Through Be Social Change, Marcos taps into his entrepreneur’s creativity and social good inspiration to help people find and do meaningful work and lead more sustainable lifestyles. Marcos earned a degree from Amherst College and a Masters in Organizational Management and an Executive Leadership Coaching certificate from The George Washington University. You can learn more about him at www.marcossalazar.com.

Event Schedule

April 16th, 2020

6:45 pm

Doors Open 

7:00 pm

Panel Begins 

8:30 pm


9:00 pm

Event Ends

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Prime Produce: 424 West 54th St, New York, NY 10019


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