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Tonight we'll focus on the future of our broken political system, and, how we can counter attempts by well-funded partisan operatives to further corrupt the system we have. A lot of us are moving to "Independent" in an effort to express our displeasure with our two main political parties. Meanwhile, we are seeing massive efforts to prevent college students, the poor, and people of color from voting — not just through "Voter ID" legislation, but also through orchestrated voter intimidation at the polls. What are we doing about it folks? Call in tonight at 8 pm ET (5 pm PT) as we welcome two guests who have some great ideas.

The first half of our program tonight will feature guest Dan Aronson, founder of Party Recon, a website that asks us to RECONsider everything we think we know about the way parties work.

The second half of our show Elena Nunez, Executive Director of Colorado Common Cause, will join us to talk about a nationwide Voter Protection effort to counter organized voter suppression being funded by wealthy, hyper-partisan interests on the far right. A group called "True the Vote" aims to have a million partisan extremists assigned to polling places to challenge people attempting to vote. Common Cause is looking for volunteers to participate in grassroots poll monitoring on Election Day to ensure that eligable voters are allowed to participate in our democracy without being harassed and intimidated.

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