Voices & Choices

E-Newsletter June 20, 2013

E-Newsletter June 20, 2013



I'm pleased to announce a summer panel series in collaboration with NYUDialogues entitled Democracy Next: Voices, Votes & Vision. With our summer panel series we will feature numerous thought leaders, legislators and advocates exploring structural solutions to political gridlock and voting rights challenges. The summer series launches June 27th in Washington DC with the opening panel discussion: Beyond Gerrymandering & Polarization. 

Panelists include:


  • Representative Keith Ellison (MN)
  • Krist Novoselic - FairVote Board Chair
  • Norman J. Ornstein - Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute
  • Marie Wilson - Founder & former President of the White House Project
  • Jamie Raskin - Professor of Washington College of Law and State Senator, MD
  • John Edward Porter - former Member of  Congress (IL)
  • Representative James Clyburn (SC)
On June 27th, join FairVote and leading democracy experts as we explore how to reform congressional elections with reforms such as ranked choice voting and cumulative voting. For those of you who can't join us in DC, please tune in to the livestream and tweet us your questions (@fairvote). After the forum, FairVote will celebrate our 21st anniversary with a reception and award this years Champions of Democracy.
>> Register for Beyond Gerrymandering & Polarization
Forums in the Democracy Next series are free of charge, but we ask you to register because space is limited. For more information on the series or to watch it online, please visit this page.
Following the opening forum of our Democracy Next series, FairVote's Board of Directors and staff invite you to join in celebrating 21 years of innovative and ground-breaking electoral reform work. Our founding meeting in Cincinnatti, Ohio was 21 years ago today! We will be awarding Democraacy Champions Rep. James Clyburn (SC), Rep. Keith Ellison (MD), Governor Bob McDonnell and the City of Takoma Park (MD). Looking forward, we will highlight our new 2020 Reform Vision that guides our work. 


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