Event: The Electability Question in 2020


Join us on September 18th, 2019 at American University or on Facebook Live for a panel discussion on The Electability Question in 2020 and our new research, What Does Electability Mean to Voters?.

RSVP and full event details are available here. Keep an eye on our social channels for the Facebook Live link closer to the event.

Panelists include:

Nicole Fossier, Associate, Benenson Strategy Group

  • An associate in Benenson Strategy Group’s California office, Nicole Fossier prides herself on helping clients find new ways to talk to and engage communities where traditional messaging has missed the mark — especially when it comes to women’s rights, fair elections, and economic reform. Before becoming a pollster, Nicole was using other types of data to understand and mobilize communities, first at a CRM software startup advising campaigns and nonprofits, and later managing national voter data for a presidential campaign as part of an innovative ‘distributed organizing’ model. Born and raised in LA, Nicole is a UCLA Bruin with a degree in Psychology.

Amanda Hunter, Research and Communications Director, Barbara Lee Family Foundation

  • Amanda Hunter promotes the Barbara Lee Family Foundation’s mission to advance women’s representation in American politics by leading BLFF’s research and communications efforts. Prior to joining the Barbara Lee Family Foundation, Amanda served as Director of Marketing and Communications at The Phillips Collection in Washington, DC, America’s first museum of modern art. She graduated Summa Cum Laude with a B.A. in English and Communications from St. Joseph’s College of Maine.

Li Zhou, Politics and Policy Reporter, Vox

  • Li Zhou covers the congressional beat at Vox. She was previously a tech reporter at POLITICO and an Editorial Fellow at The Atlantic, and has written for Smithsonian Magazine and the Boston Globe, among other outlets. She has a B.A. in Economics and English from Harvard University, where she was a staff writer for the Harvard Crimson. She is originally from Northern California.

Betsy Fischer Martin, Executive Director, Women & Politics Institute

  • Betsy Fischer Martin is an Emmy-winning journalist and TV news executive. Currently she is Executive Director of AU School of Public Affairs’ Women & Politics Institute and an SPA Executive in Residence. Fischer Martin was the executive producer of the top-rated Sunday morning public affairs program, Meet the Press, for 11 years. She serves on the Board of Directors of Washington’s International Women’s Forum and the National Press Club’s Journalism Institute. She is a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a member of the Young Global Leaders of the World Economic Forum.  Betsy earned her B.A. in Justice/Political Science at the School of Public Affairs and a M.A. in Broadcast Journalism from the School of Communication at American University. 

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