Election Reform Commission Hearings
Will Be Webcast Live
May 8, 2001--
Two upcoming public hearings of the non-partisan National Commission
on Federal Election Reform, established to create proposals for
a more effective and fair election process, will be broadcast live
on the World Wide Web.
commission is sponsored by the University of Virginias Miller
Center of Public Affairs and the Century Foundation. The hearings,
on May 24 and June 5, will include testimony from experts, elected
officials, interest groups and the public.
May 24 hearing will be held from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Lyndon
B. Johnson Library Museum in Austin, Texas. The June 5 hearing will
run from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Gerald R. Ford Library in Ann
Arbor, Mich. Both will be broadcast live on the commissions
interactive Web site at www.reformelections.org.
and transcripts of previous hearings, as well as other information
about election reform, also are on the Web site.
Presidents Jimmy Carter and Gerald Ford are honorary co-chairs of
the commission. Ford will preside at the Ann Arbor hearing.
White House counsel Lloyd Cutler and former House Minority Leader
Robert Michel serve as commission co-chairs. The commissions
members include distinguished policymakers, constitutional experts
Margaret Edwards, (804) 924-7889