2018 Midterm Elections: The Importance of Participating in Democracy
October 30, 2018


Regardless of political affiliation, reading the headlines on any given day can leave one feeling disillusioned with American democracy. And while extreme partisanship seems ever more prevalent in the world today than in years’ past, one thing remains true—“In a democracy, agreement is not essential; participation is.”

With the 2018 midterm elections quickly approaching on November 6, the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia sets out to discover just how important participating in our democracy and voting in all elections, not just those for President, truly is. Whether you’re voting for the first time or the 50th,  join us a week before election day to learn from a panel of experts who will discuss political behavior, elections analysis, the campaigning process, political polarization, and voters’ rights issues.

During this event, the Council, in partnership with Bodine High School for International Affairs, will recognize students who will have the privilege of voting in their first election on November 6.

Panelists to be announced...

In partnership with:

Northern Liberties Neighbors Association

Not a member of the World Affairs Council?  Call Margaret Keenan at 215-561-4700 ext. 222 to take advantage of Membership for discounted tickets to programs.


Register Here


Receive News & Special Offers

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 - Evening

Bodine High School for International Affairs
1101 N 4th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19123

5:30 p.m. Registration opens and reception*
6 p.m. Program
7:15 p.m. Conclusion

*No alcohol will be provided on school grounds.


Young Friends Members
• Program and reception: $10 or Lecture Pass

• Program and reception: $5

Members of the Council and the NLNA
• Program and reception: $20 or Lecture Pass

General Public
• Program and reception: $30

To register using your company's corporate membership benefits, please call Margaret Keenan, Director of Development & Membership, at 215-561-4700 ext. 222.

For the accommodation of special needs during events (e.g. hearing/vision impairments, dietary restrictions, wheelchair accessibility), please call Hayley Boyle at 215-561-4700 ext. 227 or Kristi Scogna ext. 235.


Download Event