Elizabeth Rusch

Elizabeth Rusch

Elizabeth Rusch is a public policy and youth activism expert, speaker, and author of the new nonpartisan book You Call THIS Democracy? How to fix our government and deliver power to the people which examines in simple terms our democracy’s missteps and how we can work together to create “a more perfect union.”

Rusch is also the creator of the “50 State Democracy Report Card,” a simple tool people can use to check how elections function in their state overall and on specific metrics; and a series of short, fun, informative YouTube videos on the issues covered in the book, called Flash Course on Democracy, which entertain while educating people of all ages about how our elections really work.

The author of 20 award-winning books and more than 100 magazine articles, Rusch and her work have been featured in The Discovery Channel, Politics Done Right, RodioACTive, Oregon Public Broadcasting’s Think Out Loud, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Denver Post, and Smithsonian, Teacher, and Parenting magazines, among many others. She has a masters’ in public policy from the University of California, Berkeley, and served as a Jacob K. Javits Fellow in the U.S. Senate.

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Elizabeth Rusch joins Jim Blasingame to discuss whether making voter ID and adding technology such as blockchain to the language of HR-1 would make it more palatable to the bill’s opposition.
Elizabeth Rusch joins Jim Blasingame to discuss the good and the controversial elements in HR-1, which is a law to create a national election standard, rather than leaving that to states, which would still execute the election process.
Elizabeth Rusch joins Jim Blasingame to report on the HR-1 bill that would federalize the voting practices of the nation, while still allowing the states to administer elections.