Posted by Ashley Houghton on January 07, 2022 at 4:29 PM
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Rob Richie Statement on the Passing of Lani Guinier
January 7, 2022 – Rob Richie, President and CEO of FairVote, shared the following statement on the passing of Professor Lani Guinier:
“We are deeply saddened by the loss of Lani Guinier — an inspiration to, torchbearer for, and friend of all those who care about a truly representative democracy. She was a personal friend and a close ally and supporter of FairVote for nearly three decades.
“Professor Guinier's scholarship and writings on voting rights and proportional representation were groundbreaking and ahead of their time. She stood for, and wrote brilliantly about, civil rights and elections that empower all of us.
“At this moment of promise and peril for our nation, Lani’s work is more important than ever — we hope to act in the spirit of her great legacy.”
FairVote is a nonpartisan organization seeking better elections for all. We research and advance voting reforms that make democracy more functional and representative for every American.