EVENT ADVISORY: CAP and AEI Host States of Change: Discussions on Demographics and Democracy

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Washington, D.C. — It is no secret that the increasing demographic changes that the nation is experiencing will have far-reaching policy implications at the national and local levels. The States of Change: Demographics and Democracy project—a groundbreaking collaboration between the Center for American Progress, the American Enterprise Institute, and demographer William Frey of the Brookings Institution—is proud to present the results from the project’s first year during a public conference led by some of America’s leading political analysts. Project results that will be discussed include:

  • Trend analysis of 40 years of demographic change in the United States from 1974 to 2014, nationally and in every state, particularly as it has affected the pool of eligible voters
  • Projections of the racial composition of every state to the year 2060, both overall and by eligible voters

Please join CAP, AEI, and Brookings Institution demographer William Frey for the release of their comprehensive research, which along with an array of distinguished experts, they will present in a series of wide-ranging and bipartisan discussions of America’s demographic future and the challenges it will present for the political parties and for effective governance.

Note: The conference includes two panels, a lunchtime discussion, and a concluding panel.

Press are welcome to attend and must RSVP by contacting Tanya S. Arditi at or Heather Sims at .

WHEN

Tuesday, February 24, 2015
9:15 a.m. ET – 2:45 p.m. ET

WHO

Introduction:
Karlyn Bowman, Senior Fellow and Research Coordinator, American Enterprise Institute
Neera Tanden, President, Center for American Progress

Panel 1 (9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.)
Shifting Demographics and the 2016 Election
This panel will focus on project findings involving trends in the American electorate, including predictions of electoral composition in 2016.

Presentation:
Ruy Teixeira, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress
William H. Frey, Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution

Featured panelists:
Matt Barreto, Co-Founder, Latino Decisions
Ron Brownstein, Editorial Director, Atlantic Media
Michael Dimock, President, Pew Research Center

Moderator:
Karlyn Bowman, Senior Fellow and Research Coordinator, American Enterprise Institute

Panel 2 (11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.)
Long-Term Demographic Change and the American Electorate, 1974–2060
This panel will highlight project findings on long-term demographic change, including predictions of the racial composition of the states in the next 45 years.

Presentation:
William H. Frey, Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution
Ruy Teixeira, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress

Featured panelists:
Alan I. Abramowitz, Alben W. Barkley Professor of Political Science, Emory University
Henry Olsen, Senior Fellow, Ethics and Public Policy Center

Moderator:
Karlyn Bowman, Senior Fellow and Research Coordinator, American Enterprise Institute

Lunchtime discussion (12:30 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.)
Demographic Change: How Should the Parties Respond?

Speakers:
Whit Ayres, Founder and President, North Star Opinion Research
Geoff Garin, President, Hart Research Associates

Panel 3 (1:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.):
Implications of Demographic Change: The Future of Government, the Market, and Social Life

Featured panelists:
Elaine Kamarck, Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution
Reihan Salam, Policy Fellow, National Review Institute
Paul Taylor, Author, The Next America: Boomers, Millennials and the Looming Generational Showdown

Moderator:
Neera Tanden, President, Center for American Progress

RSVP

Press are welcome to attend and must RSVP by contacting Tanya S. Arditi at or Heather Sims at .

WHERE

American Enterprise Institute
1150 17th St. NW, 12th Floor
Washington, D.C., 20036

Map and directions

Nearest Metro: Red Line to Farragut North (L St. Exit), Blue/Orange/Silver Lines to Farragut West

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