September 14, 2016

Impact Elections

Location: Mainstage

2:30pm - 5:00pm EDT

Do current Election Systems serve our best interests?

Election Systems are best understood by the rules and incentives constructed around them. Evaluating the United States’ and New York’s Electoral Systems reveals a series of important policy choices that will shape what our electorate will look like in the coming decades. Join an esteemed panel of national experts on elections theory & policy and the greater Impact community for an evening of learning and discussion in the fifth Impact Forum.


Civic Hall members, please email to receive your member discount code for a comped ticket!

Panelists Include:
Ann Ravel, FEC Commissioner
James Bopp, Plaintiff’s Attorney for Citizens United Supreme Court case.
Trevor Potter, former FEC Chairman and Commissioner, advisor to Stephen Colbert’s Presidential Campaign / Super PAC
Amy Loprest, Executive Director, NYC Campaign Finance Board
Senator Gustavo Rivera from the Bronx
Richard Briffault, Columbia Law School Professor on Campaigns and Elections.
Jon Reznick, Consultant on Campaign Finance and Spending.
Matt Mahan, CEO of Brigade – the world’s first network for voters

Some topics you can expect to cover in Impact Elections: Does money predict elections? How will technology shape voting in the future? Does the current voting system fundamentally fail certain segments of our country’s population? What can voting systems from other nations tell us about options for change?

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