In today's episode, we interview Evan Gelfand.
Evan Gelfand is the founder of Super F**king Simple, an organization that simplifies civic engagement by hosting events to discuss contentious topics.
He started it in 2018 as a nonpartisan way for voters to make sense of city and statewide ballots. On October 25th, they had their Super F*cking Simple ballot event at Manny's, a community and learning cafe in the Mission in San Francisco.
In addition to building Super F**king Simple, Evan is the Head of Experience at Mystery, an employee engagement platform that builds connection through curated virtual experiences. Previously, he was a Chief of Staff within YouTube.
On this episode we talk about:
How ballot propositions work
Why voting on ballot propositions is important
The only way to change the outcome of a proposition
Simplifying complex and contentious propositions
The challenge with ballot guides
What Evan learned over the last four years of organizing the event
The importance of non-partisan conversations
How Super F**king Simple could be used as a safe place to discuss other contentious topics like climate change
How influencers are leveraged to encourage people to vote
Understanding financial incentives behind politics
Evan’s favorite books and other quick-fire questions
Links & resources discussed on the pod
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