The Election Reform Agenda – Part 3: Gerrymandering
February 8th, 2021 - 12:00 pm to 1:15 pm
H.R. 1, the For the People Act, is a sweeping bill that aims to strengthen American democracy. Included in the bill are reforms to election administration, campaign finance, gerrymandering, and voting rights. H.R. 1 passed the House in 2019, and is likely to be brought up in Congress again this year.
What exactly is included in H.R. 1 and what are the arguments of its supporters and detractors? Join us for a deep dive into four components of this historic legislation. Each panel brings together advocates, critics, and academics to describe the specific reforms under consideration.
HR1 bans partisan gerrymandering establishes uniform rules for the drawing of districts and requires independent redistricting commissions for congressional redistricting.
These panels are co-sponsored by the Stanford-MIT Healthy Elections Project, Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society, and the Stanford University Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law.
Nate Persily, Co-Director of the Program on Democracy and Internet at Stanford PACS and the Stanford-MIT Healthy Elections Project
Didi Kuo, Associate Director for Research, Center on Democracy, Development and Rule of Law at Stanford University
- Ben Ginsberg - Lecturer, Stanford Law School
- Michael Li - Senior Counsel, Brennan Center’s Democracy Program
- Nicholas Stephanopoulos - Professor of Law, Harvard Law School
- Ruth Greenwood - Co-Director of Voting Rights and Redistricting, Campaign Legal Center