Unrig the System event in KC, co-hosted by BA members
Posted byon March 05, 2017 at 5:01 PM
Josh Silver,(RepresentUS), Nick Triano, (Centrist Party) Chad Peace, (IVP) and Rob Ritchie (FairVote) all leaders of Bridge Alliances organizations are pleased to announce the following event:
Unrig The System - A Gathering of Nonpartisans, April 7 & 8, in Kansas City co-hosted by Greg Orman, Cara McCormick (Level the Playing Field), Chad Peace (Independent Voter Project), Jim Jonas (IVP Colorado), Josh Silver (Represent.us), Nick Troiano (Centrist Project), Rob Richie (FairVote), and David Nevins (Bridge Alliance).
Fixing our broken political system is more important than ever. This meeting is focused on reform efforts that are strictly nonpartisan, embrace participation from all parts of the political spectrum, and advocate policies designed to advance the public interest, with no bias towards specific political parties, specific institutions or interests.
Through this lens, we are bringing together reformers, organizations, consultants, funders and others interested in sharing best practices, meeting up, and working more closely to advance reforms that fight corruption, empower voters, increase electoral competition and civility.
The gathering is a “working conference” where we hope to catalyze more communications and collaboration amongst disparate efforts to reform elections, voting, campaign finance, ethics and transparency. It is designed to build relationships, learn about others’ efforts, self-organize based on issue focus, geolocation and strategic approach, and develop tangible action plans. We plan the formation of a nonpartisan association to help facilitate effective follow up.
The event is free, and will commence with a social gathering at 7:30 pm on Friday, April 7. Saturday, April 8 will be day-long conference from 9 AM to 5 PM. Attendees are welcome to schedule pre and post conference meetings.
We hope you can join us! Please sign up here. You are welcome to forward this invitation to any/all nonpartisan advocates and funders interested in this work. Full agenda TBA March 7.
-Greg Orman, Cara McCormick (Level the Playing Field), Chad Peace (Independent Voter Project), Jim Jonas (IVP Colorado), Josh Silver (Represent.us), Nick Troiano (Centrist Project), Rob Richie (FairVote), and David Nevins (Bridge Alliance).