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FairVote, along with leaders of the country's top electoral reform and media reform groups, are giving democracy advocates the chance to get informed, get involved, and get connected at the Claim Democracy 2007 conference, November 9th to 11th at the University of the District of Columbia.

The looming 2008 elections present major opportunities for meaningful reform, and the Claim Democracy 2007 conference will be the largest gathering in years of national, state and local leaders working to meet the immediate and future challenges of running fair elections, protecting voting rights and winning reform.

The conference will feature high-profile speakers with numerous hands-on breakouts and training sessions. Headliners will include former independent presidential candidate John Anderson, Americans for Tax Reform's Grover Norquist, the New Yorker's Hendrik Hertzberg, CEO Scott Heiferman, Wade Henderson of the Leadership Conference for Civil Rights, D.C. city council chairman Vincent Gray, the Brennan Center's Deborah Goldberg, former Election Assistance Commissioner Ray Martinez, former Nirvana member Krist Novoselic, and many more.

As a special bonus, on Saturday, November 10th, FairVote will hold its 15th Anniversary Gala at Union Station, where we will honor chairman John Anderson and award the winner of FairVote's Upgrade Democracy Video Contest.

All of this adds up to a great opportunity to interact with activists and experts from across the nation. Visit for a full list of speakers and a complete conference schedule.

What: FairVote's Claim Democracy 2007 Conference

Where: University of the District of Columbia, School of Law
             4200 Connecticut Ave NW
             Washington, DC 20008

When: Friday, November 9th through Sunday, November 11th, 2007

Paul Fidalgo is the communications director for FairVote, the Center for Voting and Democracy.

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Make no mistake, FairVote is much more a part of t... by Joel S. Hirschhorn on Thursday, Oct 25, 2007 at 10:12:47 AM