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Intro to Voting: How to Evaluate Candidates for Elections (For Older Learners)
Come and learn how to evaluate candidates running for office on your ballot, and how to be a part of the informed citizenry that the found fathers envisioned blazing the trail for the nation.
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Join in as this class delves into the basics or how one evaluates the candidates running for office in their district, including State, County, and Federal offices. Learn: - Where your voting rights come from - How to determine your voting values and the importance of value prioritization; - How to find out who is running in your district; - How to tell if an incumbent has been keeping their campaign promises; - How to determine what ballot initiatives are being proposed; and - So much...
Douglas, in addition to having a day job as a Paralegal, was a legislative director and analyst for the Maryland State Legislature, providing research and direction to legislators, primarily in health policy. He also helped draft testimony and manage committee passage for bills for specific legislators.
A one-page handout that helps order learners thoughts will be provided
1 hour per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
This class is taught from a neutral point of view politically. It is going to be a lesson in critical review of candidates from all policy positions and how to match the learners' values to the people that they elect.
Douglas Houston-LudlamA nerd with a passion for IT and Law
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38 completed classes
Hi there! My name is Douglas and I am a Paralegal and a STEM educator by day, though my life path has led me through some incredible professional experiences, including being a network administrator, being a lead coach for an alpine ski team, and...