Fair Maps, Fair Elections, and Fair Representation

Manipulated election districts and voter purges prevent fair representation and progress on policies that enjoy majority support and that matter to people’s lives. This fall, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in two blockbuster cases that could reshape voting rights and representation for all Americans. In Wisconsin, citizens are challenging extreme partisan gerrymandering that weakens the ability of voters to influence lawmaking. In Ohio, the A. Philip Randolph Institute is challenging the state’s illegal practice of purging voters simply for not having recently voted, in violation of the National Voter Registration Act.

This event will highlight a new Center for American Progress report that shows how distorted districts contribute to state laws that fail to reflect the voters’ priorities in Wisconsin, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio, Rhode Island, and Virginia. Please join us for a conversation with experts on these two cases and their implications for public policy and the future of our democracy.

Introductory remarks:
Michele Jawando, Vice President, Legal Progress, Center for American Progress

Opening keynote:
Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-VA)

Featured panelists:
Danielle Lang, Senior Legal Counsel, The Campaign Legal Center
Clayola Brown, President, A. Philip Randolph Institute
Andre Washington, President, Ohio A. Philip Randolph Institute

Moderated by:
Liz Kennedy, Director of Democracy and Government Reform, Center for American Progress

Location

1333 H St NW, Washington, DC, United States

Additional information

A light lunch will be served.

Accessibility:

Closed-captioned-enabled video will be posted following the conclusion of the event.
If you require ADA-related accommodations for your in-person attendance at this event, please email events@americanprogress.org as soon as possible so that we may assist you.