The Election Reform Agenda: A Deep Dive into H.R.1
February 1st, 2021 - 12:00 pm to 1:15 pm
PART 1: ELECTION ADMINISTRATION
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.
H.R. 1 creates federal standards for the administration of elections, eases voter registration rules, expands ballot access through early and mail voting, and strengthens voting system security.
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
- Nick Penniman - Founder and CEO, Issue One
- Wendy Weiser - Vice President for Democracy, Brennan Center for Justice
- Charles Stewart III - Kenan Sahin Distinguished Professor of Political Science, MIT
- David Becker - Executive Director and Founder, Center for Election Innovation & Research
- Leigh Chapman - Senior Director of Voting Rights Program, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights