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The Free and Equal Elections Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit non-partisan organization with a mission to open the electoral process through education and collaborative action.

Founded in 2008 by electoral reform and voters’ rights leader Christina Tobin, Free & Equal leads national, state and local efforts to transform the electoral system in the United States.

Free & Equal hosts open gubernatorial, Presidential and senatorial debates, including the 2008, 2012, and 2016 Presidential debates moderated by Pulitzer Prize Winning Journalist Chris Hedges, Broadcast Legend Larry King, Thom Hartmann of Free Speech TV, and Emmy Award Winning Actor Ed Asner.

Since 2009, Free & Equal has hosted annual electoral reform symposiums uniting intellectuals and experts to share, debate and offer reforms to the current U.S. electoral system.

In 2014, Free & Equal launched United We Stand, an annual nationwide tour uniting the younger generations with musicians, artists, and thought leaders to encourage local civics participation and inspire people to run for office.

Free & Equal’s latest project is creating a Blockchain Election Assistant App to promote transparency and empower voters with information about all their candidate choices.

United We Stand: An annual nationwide tour uniting the younger generations with musicians, artists, and thought leaders to encourage local civics participation and inspire people to run for office. 

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OUR GOALS
Educate

To educate voters on local and federal political processes and encourage solutions.

Empower

To empower all voters to get involved in local political discussion and participate in the political process.

Inspire

To inspire more candidates to run for local, state and federal office.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

2020

Presidential Debate at Hilton Chicago Hotel in Chicago, IL, March 4

 

United We Stand Tour, Earth Day Festival at Promenade Park in Fort Wayne, IN, April 25

 

United We Stand Tour, Freedom Rising Convergence at Lost Valley Education Center in Dexter, OR, September 11-13

 

United We Stand Tour, 12th Annual Sister Winds Festival at Parrish Ranch in Berthoud, CO, October 2-4

 

United We Stand Tour, POLITICON

 

Electoral Reform Symposium, The Lot, RiNo Art District, Denver CO, December 12

 

2019

Blockchain Election Assistant App powered by Nexus begins development

 

Electoral Reform Symposium, The Lot, RiNo Art District, Denver CO, December 7

 

United We Stand Tour, POLITICON at Nashville Music Center, TN, October 26-27

 

United We Stand Tour, Freedom Rising Convergence in Dexter, OR, October 19-20

 

United We Stand Tour, 11th Annual Sister Winds Festival in Berthoud, CO, October 5-6

 

United We Stand Tour, Knead Peace in Killeen, TX, July 4-5

 

United We Stand Tour, Earth Day Festival in Fort Wayne, IN, April 27

 

2018

Crypto & Blockchain Voting panel, POLITICON, LA Convention Center

 

United We Stand, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX

 

2017

Electoral Reform Symposium, Infinity Park, Glendale CO, 

 

CO Governor Debate at Nexus Earth Conference, Aspen Institute

 

“Breaking the Stranglehold of The Two-Party Duopoly” panel, POLITICON

 

2016

United We Stand, Presidential Debate, University of Colorado Boulder

 

Electoral Reform Symposium, Infinity Park, Glendale CO

 

“The Big Debate! Are US Elections Rigged?” panel, POLITICON, Los Angeles

 

2015

United We Stand, Belasco Theater, Los Angeles CA

 

Electoral Reform Symposium, Infinity Park, Glendale CO

 

2014

United We Stand Festival, Belasco Theater, Los Angeles CA

 

Electoral Reform Symposium, Infinity Park, Glendale CO

 

CO Governor Debate, Infinity Park, Glendale, CO

 

2013

Ten full time volunteer staff and office established for Free & Equal

 

Free & Equal Network established

 

Social media, website, podcasts surpass the million outreach benchmark

 

2012

Presidential Debate: Larry King & Christina Tobin, Hilton Chicago

 

Presidential Debate: Thom Hartmann & Christina Tobin, RT Studios, Washington DC

 

No on Prop 121 “Top Two” Panel Forum, Goldwater Institute, Phoenix, AZ

 

2010

Electoral Reform Symposium, University of Wisconsin Madison

 

IL Governor Debates at Chicago State University, University of Chicago, Midwest Liberty Fair, Northern Illinois University

 

CA Governor Debate, California State University Sacramento

 

CT Senatorial Debate, University of Connecticut

 

No on Prop 14 “Top Two” Press Conference, Sacramento CA

 

2009

Electoral Reform Symposium, Cato Institute, Washington DC

 

Premiere for Theresa Amato’s Grand Illusion: Myth of Voter Choice, Union League Chicago

 

2008

Presidential Debate: Chris Hedges Moderator, Mayflower Hotel, Washington DC

 

Vice-Presidential Debate, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

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