10 Steps to Repair American Democracy

Steven Hill's New Book on Innovative Political Reforms to Fix a Broken System

When

June 22, 2006

1:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Where

New America

740 15th St NW #900

Washington, D.C. 20005

In his new book, 10 Steps to Repair American Democracy, author Steven Hill says that American democracy has been working about as well as the levees around New Orleans. Hill, who is director of the New America Foundation's Political Reform program, establishes that American democracy is rooted in outdated methods and practices, from voting equipment to the way we elect the President and Congress. He outlines ways for overhauling and reinvigorating our political system and presents a comprehensive vision for how American democracy could work, and the reforms that will take use there -- from a more robust election administration regime to a national election holiday to free airtime for candidates to direct election of the President, term limits for Supreme Court justices, media reform, campaign finance reform, instant runoff voting, universal voter registration, and the end of winner take-all elections.

10 Steps to Repair American Democracy, which has a foreword by the New Yorker's Hendrik Hertzberg, is a "one-stop" shopping guide to what's broken about democracy in the United States, and what Americans can do to repair it. Drawing on the author's 20 years of scholarship, journalism and advocacy, this book will change the way you think about American politics.

Location

The New America Foundation
1630 Connecticut Ave., NW 7th Floor
Washington, DC, 20009
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Participants

  • Steven Hill
    Director, Political Reform Program
    New America Foundation
  • Michael Lind
    Whitehead Senior Fellow
    New America Foundation