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The National Commission on Federal Election Reform Goes West to Further Its Work with a Second Public Hearing

April 12, 2001 -- The National Commission on Federal Election Reform, led by former Presidents Jimmy Carter and Gerald Ford, will hold its second public hearing at the Ronald Reagan Library in Simi Valley, CA on April 12, beginning at 10 a.m. Following a productive first hearing on March 26 chaired by Carter at which legislative issues were explored, this hearing will focus on election best practices.

Secretaries of State will offer perspectives on election reform from the field. Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chair of the Democratic Caucus' Special Committee on Election Reform, and others will offer insights on citizen participation.
New voting technologies will be showcased. It furthers the Commission's
work to issue recommendations this fall for pragmatic, bipartisan and politically viable election reform.

The hearing is open to the public and will feature four panels of distinguished Americans who will share their views on a wide range of election reform issues. Visit the Commission's website, www.reformelections.org for live and on-demand webcasts of the hearing, as well as a full, updated list of those to testify. To date, the participation of the following speakers is confirmed:

California Secretary of State Bill Jones
Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA)
Oregon Secretary of State Bill Bradbury
FEC Chairman Danny McDonald
LA County Voting Registrar Connie McCormick
Riverside County Registrar Michelle Townsend
Dr. Michael Alvarez, the CalTech/MIT Voting Project
David Jefferson, California Internet Task Force
Dr. Susan Roth, Ohio State University.

This public hearing in Simi Valley is the second of a series of public
hearings at presidential libraries across the country. Two more public
hearings remain:

May 24 at the Lyndon B. Johnson Library in Austin, TX;
June 5 at the Gerald Ford Library in Ann Arbor, MI (Former Pres. Ford to
preside)

Seats at the Reagan Library Auditorium will be available on a first come,
first serve basis. Press accreditation and badging will begin at 9 a.m.

Doors open to the public at 9:30 a.m. Media are asked to pre-register via
email to zgorski@tcf.org or by fax at 202/483-9430 by COB on Tuesday, April
2, 2001.

SOURCE: U.Va. News Services

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