Gerrymandering: Implications for Political Representation

Sponsored by the Wagner Policy Alliance

April
20
5:00pm - 7:00pm
Public
Date:
April 20, 2018
Time:
5:00pm - 7:00pm
Location:
The Puck Building - 295 Lafayette Street, The Rudin Family Forum for Civic Dialogue, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10012

This panel will focus on the rise of legal, political, and social science tools to measure and address gerrymandering and the ramifications for past and upcoming elections. In the wake of a major ruling in Pennsylvania overturning the congressional map, and as the Supreme Court prepares to rule in Gill v. Whitford and Benisek v. Lamone, we will examine the potential implications for political representation, especially in swing states.

Participants will include:

  • Jonathan Lai, Reporter, The Philadelphia Inquirer 
  • Suzanne Almeida, Executive Director, League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania 
  • Brian Remlinger, Statistician, Princeton Gerrymandering Project 
  • Thomas Wolf, Counsel, Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law 

Check-in & Registration: 5:00-5:30 pm

Panel Discussion: 5:30-6:30 pm

Q&A: 6:30-7:00 pm

Gerrymandering