Even though the election is over, our work is never done. Make America Smart Again will be continuing its mission to empower individuals to use their brains and their voices. Education is a lifelong commitment and improving our country should be a goal for every American. Stay tuned for more.
Join Make America Smart Again and Spaceland presents for Pussy Riot - In Conversation Election Eve Event at the Regent Theater in Downtown Los Angeles on Nov. 7.
Shepard Fairey will be joining Maria Alyokhina and Sasha Bogino from feminist punk rock protest group Pussy Riot and Allison Wolfe from Bratmobile and Sex Stains for a panel discussion on human rights, the state of the world as we know it today, and the importance of voting in this election.
More surprises to be announced, so stay tuned and get your tickets now!
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Last night, was the first debate between presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Make America Smart Again's mission is to empower each individual to use their brain and their voice. We believe in the importance of getting all of the facts so that we can make fully informed decisions when we vote this November.
NPR's politics team live annotated the debate and has added analysis, context and fact check. Get the facts straight from last night's debate here:
Tonight is the first presidential debate between candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Be sure to tune in so you can be informed before you vote in November!
Here's what you need to know:
- The debate will begin at 9pm ET and will be moderated by "NBC Nightly News" anchor Lester Holt at Hofstra University in Hempstead, NY.
- It will be aired on major networks and last for 90 minutes with no commercials and no breaks. It will also be streamed online.
- The debate will be divided into six segments of 15 minutes each, with two segments focusing on each of the three topics: America's Direction, Achieving Prosperity (the economy), and Securing America (national security and foreign policy)
- Due to the results of a coin toss, the first question of the night will go to Hillary Clinton and then the same question will then be asked to Donald Trump. In the second segment, the order will be reversed, with the lead-off question going to Trump, then Clinton, and so on.
- Each segment will begin with a question, and then the candidate will have two minutes to respond, and then the other candidate will have two minutes to respond. This will then be followed by ten minutes of open debate and discussion.
Last Saturday, Make America Smart Again and partners Eat|See|Hear hosted their Idiocracy screening event in Los Angeles, where director and stars of the film, Mike Judge, Terry Crews, and Dax Shepard reunited to celebrate the movie's 10 year anniversary. MASA founder Shepard Fairey moderated a brief Q&A, where Terry Crews reminded the crowd the importance of the screening and the main message of the night:
TRDMRK (DJ Nu-Mark from Jurassic5 and Slimkid3 formerly of Pharcyde) and DJ Diabetic (Shepard Fairey) kicked the night off with music prior to the screening. Proceeds from the event benefitted the Young Literati of the Library Foundation of Los Angeles.
If you couldn't make it out on Saturday, head over to the Make America Smart Again Facebook page to see a video recording of the reunion.
Check out other recaps and press coverage to read more about the night:
Special thanks to everyone that came out to support the cause and our partners that helped us make the night a huge success!
(All photos by Jonathan Furlong)
This week it's the Democrats turn to take the stage at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. Keep up to date on this week's events to learn about the speakers, issues, and the party's platform by visiting the DNC's official site.