Independent Voter Project and CA Fwd to Host Summit on Nonpartisan Primaries, Voting Rights

The Independent Voter Project (IVP) and California Forward (CA Fwd) invite you to an exciting event in Sacramento, California. On August 19, we will hold a series of panel discussions on voting rights, nonpartisan primaries, and the future of elections.

Panelists and special guest speakers include: California Secretary of State Alex Padilla, California State Senator Steve Glazer, State Senator Anthony Cannella, and Assemblymembers Brian Maienschein, Lorena Gonzalez, Adam Gray, and Cheryl Brown.

“The [nonpartisan] top-two primary system is changing California politics for the better,” Senator Glazer remarked. “As candidates and legislators reach across partisan boundaries to appeal to all voters of a district, you begin to see pragmatic policy making eroding the hyper-partisan power at the Capitol. This is about giving more voters a voice.”

We invite you to join the legislators, policy experts, academic leaders, and election analysts for a lively discussion on voting rights and the future of nonpartisan election reform.

For more information and to RSVP, click here.

The event is free and open to the public.

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