Austin Plier

Communications and Outreach Specialist

Austin Plier

Austin Plier coordinates the development and implementation of FairVote’s overall communications strategy. In his outreach role, Austin works to advance FairVote’s reforms by developing advocacy strategies for policymakers and stakeholders, while organizing community support at the local level. Before coming to FairVote, Austin spent a semester in Durban, South Africa, studying the nation’s social and political transformation through the lens of youth political participation. In 2013, he was a fellow with Organizing for Action. Originally from Wisconsin, Austin graduated from St. Norbert College in 2014 with a B.A. in political science and economics.

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Posts by Austin Plier

18 States (and Counting) Introduce National Popular Vote Bills

Posted on January 27, 2017

As of January 27th, 2017, 15 states have introduced legislation to advance a national popular vote for president. The issue has historically been a bi-partisan one--according to National Popular Vote, in 2016 there were 154 Republicans who sponsored the measures and 162 Democrats.

Reform Roundup: January 13th, 2017

Posted on January 13, 2017

Catch up on the week’s electoral reform news with our round up of folks across the country writing and talking about FairVote’s reform vision.

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