January 11 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm EST
Practicalities of Fighting Hyper-Partisanship in Our Government
Reform Elections Now and Open Primaries, two nonprofit election reform organizations, have identified voting rules established by each party that disenfranchise independents and create this partisan gridlock. In this presentation, you will learn how some states have overcome this disenfranchisement by opening their primaries. We will look at the experience of Maine, which successfully passed electoral change this last year, with bi-partisan and independent voter support. Lessons learned can be applied to the current electoral reform efforts to affect actions for the 2022 midterm elections.
Senior Vice President, Jeremy Gruber, will discuss his recent report, “Success Story: What it Took to Bring Open Primaries to Maine”, and the universal lessons learned that can, and should, be applied to every reform campaign looking to improve the health of our democracy.