Electoral Reform Tour Comes to Orlando, Oct. 9th
Florida Initiative for Electoral Reform hosts a Civic Forum on Electoral Reform in Orlando, Saturday, October 9th. Topics include disenfranchisement, voting rights restoration, redistricting, campaign finance reform, and instant runoff voting.
Oct. 7, 2010 - PRLog -- Saturday, October 9th in Orlando a Civic Forum on Electoral Reform will be held by the Florida Initiative for Electoral Reform (FLIER). Speakers will present information on topics such as voter disenfranchisement, voting rights restoration, redistricting, campaign finance, and instant runoff voting (IRV). For the portion on IRV, attendees will participate in a live demonstration by voting on ballots for their favorite ice cream flavor using the method.
Among the speakers will be Carolyn Thompson of Advancement Project and Susan Clary of the ACLU's central Florida chapter. Policy analyst and urban designer Michael E. Arth will cover IRV and FLIER regulars Yury Konnikov and Fred Markham will present on redistricting and campaign finance reform, respectively.
FLIER has been holding these Civic Forums on Electoral Reform since March 20th when their first was held in Boca Raton. Over the past two weeks they have put on these events in Jacksonville and Sarasota, educating the public and making a case for why electoral reforms are necessary to achieve representative democracy in Florida.
The event will be held at the University Unitarian Universalist Society at 11648 McCulloch Road beginning at 1:00 pm.
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The Florida Initiative for Electoral Reform is a non-partisan coalition of groups and individuals recognizing the need for electoral reforms to enrich and expand democracy in our state and its localities. In addition to advocacy, we seek to provide education on electoral reform and the policy solutions necessary to realize it. We are working towards a vibrant democracy with accessibility for the average person, a competitive political environment, and pluralism in policy and decision making. For more information please visit http://www.floridaelectoralreform.org or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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