Improving American Democracy

Saturday, October 7, 2017 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM)

Stanford Law School

559 Nathan Abbot Way Stanford, CA 94305

 

Presented by Making Every Vote Count and the Stanford Law School Student Chapter of the American Constitution Society

 
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Welcome & Introduction (9:00-9:15)

ACS Presidents, Maggie Brennan

The problem with the presidential selection process (9:15-10:10)

Reed Hundt, Sam Wang, Vinod Bakthavachalam

How the Presidential selection process is failing American democracy and current efforts to fix the system. 

The National popular vote interstate compact: Where We've Been, where we are, and where we're going (10:10-10:30)

Dr. John Koza, Founder and ChairmanNational Popular Vote, Inc.

Keynote (10:30-11:00)

The Honorable Jamie Raskin (Member of the House of Representatives from Maryland), introduced by Jake Fuentes

How and why I passed the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact in Maryland and how other States can pass the Compact

Structural barriers to majority rule and representative democracy (11:10-12:25)

Jon Blake, Andy Hall, Tom Mann, Larry Irving

How the Presidential selection process leads to negative campaigning and bad policy outcomes. 

Lunchtime Keynote (12:35-1:35)

Conversation with The Honorable Anna Eshoo (Member of the House of Representatives from California) and Reed Hundt

The genius of the constitution: how America has moved toward democracy Since 1787 (1:40-2:55)

Matthew Shapanka, Richard Tedlow, Bruce Cain, Larry Kramer

Why the Presidential selection process is no longer consistent with American democratic principles.

What Can be done (3:05-3:35)

Jake Fuentes, Lisa Foster, Matthew Shapanka, Maggie Brennan, Benjamin Haas

Making Every Vote Count's plan to improve our Presidential selection process.


 
Vinod Bakthavachalam

Vinod Bakthavachalam

U.S. Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-CA)

U.S. Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-CA)

Andrew Hall

Andrew Hall

Larry Kramer

Larry Kramer

Richard Tedlow

Richard Tedlow

Jon Blake

Jon Blake

Judge Lisa Foster (ret)

Judge Lisa Foster (ret)

Reed Hundt

Reed Hundt

Tom Mann

Tom Mann

Sam Wang

Sam Wang

Maggie Brennan

Maggie Brennan

Jake Fuentes

Jake Fuentes

Larry Irving

Larry Irving

U.S. Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD)

U.S. Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD)

Bruce Cain

Bruce Cain

Benjamin Haas

Benjamin Haas

Dr. John Koza

Dr. John Koza

Matthew Shapanka

Matthew Shapanka

 

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Date
October 7,  2017               9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Location
559 Nathan Abbot Way Stanford, CA 94305

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