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SOF Discussion Reception: The Road to 2020: Motivating Voters and Predicting the Map

Join us for a program featuring Matt Mayer in conversation with Margaret Hoover as we examine the likely primary and Electoral College results for 2020. This conversation will focus on the conservative path ahead and use historical data, including that of the 2018 midterm elections, as well as the current foreign and public policy agendas, to share insights into political trends of the upcoming election.

This reception is part of our Society of Fellows Discussion Reception Series in New York, which is generously underwritten by Merilee and Roy Bostock and Ilona Nemeth and Alan Quasha. 

*If you are not yet a member of the Society of Fellows, and have interest in joining, please contact the SOF Hotline.

Speaker Biographies:

Margaret Hoover is the host of PBS’ “Firing Line with Margaret Hoover” a refreshing revival of the iconic television series hosted by William F. Buckley Jr. for 33 years. A CNN political commentator, Ms. Hoover has served in The White House under President George W. Bush, in the Department of Homeland Security, on Capitol Hill and on two presidential campaigns. She is the President of American Unity Fund, a political organization focused on achieving full freedom and equality for LGBT Americans, as well as the bestselling author of American Individualism: How a New Generation of Conservatives Can Save the Republican Party in 2011. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Daily News, The Daily Beast, and Ms. Hoover serves on the boards of Stanford University’s Hoover Institution, the Hoover Presidential Foundation, and the Belgian American Educational Foundation.

Matt A. Mayer is the President of Opportunity Ohio. In his role, he develops strategic policy positions, advises policymakers on a wide-range of issues, designs and evaluates public opinion surveys, creates educational videos and collateral material aimed at key constituencies, engages with all elements of the media, conducts fact-finding missions, and speaks to groups in America and Europe on a variety of topics. Mayer led a nine-state campaign to stop the expansion of Medicaid, and has conducted strategic policy summits for top state and national groups. Opportunity Ohio’s targeted educational videos have received more than 17.7 million views on social media in the last four years. Mayer accurately predicted the outcomes of the presidential elections in 2012 and 2016, as well as the rise of populist parties across Europe.

Mayer has written three books: The Founding Debate: Where Should the Power Over Our Lives Reside, Taxpayers Don’t Stand a Chance: How Battleground Loses No Matter Who Wins (and What to Do About It), and Homeland Security and Federalism: Protecting America from Outside the Beltway (with Foreword by the Honorable Edwin Meese III). He has written articles for law reviews, public policy journals, and newspapers, including the Wall Street Journal, Fox News, USA Today, and Politico; given testimony to the U.S. Congress, the Texas House and Senate, and the Ohio House and Senate; and appeared on Fox News, C-SPAN, ABC, NBC, and other major media outlets.

Event information
Thu May 9, 2019
6:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
New York, NY