Democracy Convention

Democracy is coming... to the U.S.A.

Our democracy is fundamentally broken by a dangerous new era of fierce partisan divisions. Voters are locked in congressional districts that are increasingly skewed toward one party. The problem goes beyond gerrymandering, redistricting, and money. The problem is districting itself. The zero-sum, winner-take-all system in which only one person is elected to represent each district no longer works in this era of hardened partisanship. The recently introduced Fair Representation Act (HR 3057) gives voters of all backgrounds and political stripes the power to elect House Members who reflect their views. Under the Fair Representation Act, there will be more choices and several winners elected in each district. Voters will be free to rank their choices without fear of "spoilers." No district will be “red” or “blue.” Every district will fairly reflect the spectrum of voters. This session will introduce the legislation and opportunities for activists across the country to build momentum for this bold change.

Session Date: 
Friday, August 4, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:15pm
University of Minnesota, 135 Blegen
269 19th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55455
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