Stanford-affiliated policy experts and political science professors gathered in the Hoover Institution on Thursday to discuss the 2018 midterm elections.
East Palo Alto Mayor Ruben Abrica discussed transportation in the Bay Area, and the impact of tech companies on the housing crisis.
Over 400 students showed up on Saturday to a voter turnout event organized by StanfordVotes, an initiative held by Stanford in Government (SIG).
Stanford Law School professor and activist Michele Dauber spoke on Monday at Tresidder about the importance of making gender-based violence a voting issue in the 2018 midterms and beyond.
The Senate confirmed Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court on Saturday afternoon, signalling the conclusion of what many have called the most contentious confirmation battle in recent memory — a battle that intensified last month after Stanford affiliate Dr. Christine Blasey accused Kavanaugh of sexually assaulted her in the 1980s. Kavanaugh won the confirmation by a vote of 50-48, delivering a major victory to President Trump and securing a conservative majority in the Court.
On Wednesday night, Danica Roem, delegate to the 13th District of the Virginia House of Delegates, discussed election strategies for unseating incumbents, her background in journalism and getting the press to move beyond simplistic labels during a Q&A moderated by Allyson Hobbs, associate professor of history and director of African and African American Studies.
On Wednesday night, the Stanford Democrats and the Stanford College Republicans debated the Congressional Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. The federal debt-to-GDP ratio, the university endowment tax, and the corporate tax reduction were addressed in the debate hosted by Stanford in Government (SIG), Stanford Women in Politics (SWIP), Stanford Politics, the Stanford Review and the Stanford University Speakers Bureau (SSB).