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Forum on redistricting at HHH Institute today

We’ve got other election-related priorities at the moment — As the Recount Turns — but redistricting is another perennial issue and there’s a forum this morning on just that topic.

It’s called “Toward More Open Government: Reforming the Redistricting Process” and it’s at the Center for the Study of Politics and Governance at the Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs.

The agenda includes:

8:45 a.m. -10:00 a.m.: Fixing a Broken System – Why Redistricting Reform? Presenters Larry Jacobs, director, Center for the Study of Politics & Governance; Tom Gillaspy, state demographer; and state Senate Majority Leader Larry Pogemiller. Jacobs is the moderator.

10:15 a.m. -11:30 a.m.: Redistricting Reforms Around the Country: What Minnesota Can Learn from Other States. Presenters Michael McDonald, George Mason University; state House Speaker Margaret Anderson-Kelliher; and state Sen. Ann Rest. A member of the Minnesota House Minority Caucus is expected to attend as well. 
Moderator is Keesha Gaskins, Executive Director, League of Women Voters Minnesota

11:30 a.m. – Noon: Competition and Minority Representation. Presenter John Griffin, University of Notre Dame. Moderater is Marcia Avner, public policy director, Minnesota Council of Nonprofits.

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