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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.

The commission is sponsored by the University of Virginia’s 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.

The 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 commission’s interactive Web site at www.reformelections.org.

Video and transcripts of previous hearings, as well as other information about election reform, also are on the Web site.

Former Presidents Jimmy Carter and Gerald Ford are honorary co-chairs of the commission. Ford will preside at the Ann Arbor hearing.

Former White House counsel Lloyd Cutler and former House Minority Leader Robert Michel serve as commission co-chairs. The commission’s members include distinguished policymakers, constitutional experts and scholars.

Contact: Margaret Edwards, (804) 924-7889

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Contact the Office of University Relations at (804) 924-7116. Television reporters should contact the TV News Office at (804) 924-7550.
SOURCE: U.Va. News Services

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