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Pathways to the National Popular Vote
March 2, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
How do we get fair, representative voting at the federal level?
How do we ensure that every vote counts?
The League of Women Voters believes that the direct-popular-vote method for electing the President and Vice-President is essential to representative government.
The current “state-winner-take-all” electoral college system allows the second-place candidate to become President. And it encourages most states to be ignored in campaigning, so voter issues in non-swing states may not be addressed.
Join the League for this session to explore pathways, opportunities, and challenges towards a National Popular Vote. Learn about the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact, a state-based approach that preserves the Electoral College, state control of elections, and the power of the states to control how the President is elected.
- The issues with our current Electoral College system
- Options to move towards a National Popular Vote
- A summary of the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact agreement
- How you can help advocate for the National Popular Vote
Kristin Eberhard, Director, Climate and Democracy, is a researcher, writer, speaker, lawyer and policy analyst who spearheads Sightline Institute’s work on democracy reform and on climate action. She is the author of the book, Becoming a Democracy: How We Can Fix the Electoral College, Gerrymandering, and Our Elections. Kristin is an active member of the LWV Oregon.
Eileen Reavey is the National Grassroots Director for the nonprofit National Popular Vote. She co-founded the grassroots group advocating for the National Popular Vote bill in Oregon in 2016 and now works on replicating Oregon’s successful advocacy model in states around the country.
Program sponsored by:
League of Women Voters of Corvallis
League of Women Voters of Oregon