Thu, Jun 27, 2013
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

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For years, political insiders have known how powerful redistricting can be for elected officials to protect friends and undermine opponents. Both parties have exploited the ability to redistrict, minimizing the role of voters in the political process. Gerrymandering leads to most incumbents facing sulfurous opponents and partisan distortions within states and the nation overall.

But the problem may be less redistricting than districting itself. This program, in partnership with FairVote, will look beyond gerrymandering and heightened political polarization to statutory solutions grounded in our nation's history. Panelists will explore how to replace gerrymandered winner-take-all elections with nonpartisan commissions tasked to create district plans designed for fair representation voting methods that hold the promise of improved politics, fairer representation for women and racial minorities, more competition, and increased voter choice and control of their political representation.

Krist Novoselic
Chairman of the Board, FairVote

Marie Wilson
Founder and Former President, The White House Project

Jamie Raskin
State Senator (D-MD) & Professor Washington College of Law

 

Norman J. Ornstein
Resident Scholar                       
American Enterprise Institute

 

John Edward Porter
Former Congressman (R-IL)

Keith Ellison 
Representative (D-MN)

With special guest:

James Clyburn, Representative (D-SC)

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Event Location

NYU Washington Center- Abramson Family Auditorium
1307 L St. NW
Washington, DC 20005


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