Richard Kimball, the president and founder of the nonpartisan nonprofit Project Vote Smart, will give a multimedia presentation entitled: “Facts Matter – Defending your right to the truth” tonight in Eldersburg.
The presentation is free and open to the public. It will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Eldersburg branch of the Carroll County Public Library, located at 1601 W. Hemlock Drive. Attendees may register for the event on the library’s website, although it is not required to attend.
Vote Smart's mission is to provide free, factual, unbiased information on candidates and elected officials to all Americans, according to its website.
Kimball’s 50-minute presentation will focus on arming voters with practical means to defend their right to facts — “the reality that our democracy is so dependent on” — including several tools for voters’ self-defense offered by the nonprofit, such as VoteEasy, OnPoint, My Vote Smart, ISpy and Political Galaxy.
He will also discuss topics such as how political commercials can influence people to vote emotionally, rather than informing them intellectually, and how the growth of lies in politics and how people’s expectations and acceptance of them has changed.