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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


Video

The Election Reform Agenda: A Deep Dive into H.R.1 (Part 1 – Election Administration)

Resources

H.R.1-Resources

For-the-People-Act-Election-Administration-Slides_Weiser

Session Moderators: 

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

Speakers

  • 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

Other events in this series

PART 2: VOTING RIGHTS

February 2nd, 2021 – 12:00 pm to 1:15 pm PT

Register here

PART 3: GERRYMANDERING

Monday, Feb 8, 12-1:15 pm PT

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PART 4: CAMPAIGN FINANCE

Tuesday, Feb 9, 12-1:15 pm PT

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