Join us for A House Party to Promote Free and Fair Elections in America
Come join The New Yorker’s award-winning essayist Hendrik Hertzberg, former presidential candidate John Anderson and their fellow FairVote board members Edward Hailes, Malia Lazu, Jamin Raskin, Bill Redpath, and Cynthia Terrell to hear about FairVote’s campaign for real democracy at all levels of government in the United States – from the White House to Takoma Park.
July 27th 5:30 – 7 pm
7401 Jackson Avenue
Home of FairVote's
Executive Director Rob Richie
FairVote – The Center for Voting and Democracy is a national organization based in Takoma Park that is the leading national advocate for reforming winner-take-all elections systems, direct election of the president and a constitutional right to vote.
Two of its local campaigns for this fall are a ballot measure for instant runoff voting in Takoma Park and launching a D.C. metropolitan area call to register all students to vote before they leave high school. See www.fairvote.org
Hendrik Hertzberg was editor of the New Republic and President Jimmy Carter’s chief speechwriter from 1979 to 1981. Now out in paperback, his highly praised essay collection Politics: Observations and Arguments includes several powerful commentaries making the case for instant runoff voting and proportional representation.
Suggested contribution of $100. Light refreshments. Childcare available. Informal business attire. RSVP by July 25 by contacting Katherine Jolly: [email protected], (301) 270-4616
HOST COMMITTEE: Lloyd Anderson - Nora Carroll and Bob Lucore - Ann Greiner and Steve Sleigh - Richard Healey - Craig and Dani James - Jim and Kate Sebastian - Lois Wessell and Bob Patten