Experts will explain the barriers to fair representation that are built into our current system: the incumbency advantage, the limited size of the House, gerrymandering, plurality winners, winner-take-all elections, and single-member districts. Experts will dive into expanding the House, redistricting and ending gerrymandering, Ranked Choice Voting, and the Fair Representation Act as lasting, gold-standard solutions to the representation crisis we currently face. The day will end with actionable takeaways, so participants will know exactly how to help advance these solutions.
Discussion of the existing challenges related to fair representation to establish a foundational understanding of the issues we are trying to solve. Here audience members will gain a solid understanding of the barriers in our current system.
Time: 3:00 - 3:15 pm
Speakers: Erin Vilardi, Danielle Allen
A live one-on-one conversation between two widely respected women experts on Ranked Choice Voting as a solution to the representation crisis in our current system. Here audience members will learn about viable, scalable, and transformative solutions directly from the experts themselves.
Time: 3:15 - 3:40 pm
Speakers: Secretary Shenna Bellows, Grace Ramsey, Rebecca Chavez Houck
A live conversation between three widely respected women experts on the Fair Representation Act, House Expansion, and Independent Redistricting Committees as solutions to the representation crisis in our current system. Here audience members will learn about viable, scalable, and transformative solutions directly from the experts themselves.
Time: 3:40 - 4:00 pm
Speakers: Rina Shah, Katie Fahey, Michelle Whittaker, Angela Kouters
Live panel discussion between three to five “on-the-ground” experts that will share their experience in working to advance House expansion, Independent Redistricting Committees and eliminating gerrymandering, Ranked Choice Voting, and the Fair Representation Act at the local, state, and national levels. Here audience members will learn about tangible action steps they can take to join us in advancing these viable, scalable, and transformative solutions.
Time: 4:00 - 4:50 pm
Moderator: Tiffany Gardner
Speakers: Stephanie Houghton, Jaqueline Castaneda, Jessica Lieberman, Sarah Higginbotham, Maria Perez