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Summit on Election Reform

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

While the world’s most famous democracy ranks 138th out of 172 countries in the world in voter turnout, there remains a deafening silence in Washington about the critical condition of our voting system.

We’re determined to change that. So this week we kick-off a new chapter for Why Tuesday?. Join us today for a summit on election reform, and stay tuned for a new grassroots platform to push for a renewed debate.

WhyTuesday is sponsoring a summit along with The Hill brining together academics, thought leaders, and legislators from across the political spectrum.

Wednesday, June 11 | 5:30pm to 7:30pm

The Library of Congress

Madison Building, Mumford Room (6th Floor)

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Featuring:

Moderator: Jeffrey Toobin, Legal Analyst for CNN and The New Yorker

The Hon. Steny Hoyer (D-MD), U.S. House of Representatives and House Democratic Whip

The Hon. Trent Lott (R-MS), Former U.S. Senator and Senate Majority Leader

The Hon. John Larson (D-CT), U.S. House of Representatives

The Hon. Tom Cole (R-OK), U.S. House of Representatives

John Fund, Columnist, National Review Online

Janai Nelson, Associate Director/Counsel, NAACP Legal Defense Fund

Nicole Austin-Hillery, Washington Director, New York University Brennan Center

Michael Kazin, Professor, Georgetown University

Norman Ornstein, Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute

Jamin Raskin (D-MD), State Senator

Ilya Shapiro, senior fellow, Cato Institute

Ilya Somin, Professor, George Mason law school and author, “Democracy and Political Ignorance.”

Abigail Thernstrom, adjunct scholar, American Enterprise Institute & former vice chair, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights

Ambassador Andrew Young, Chairman, Why Tuesday

 

 

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