Annual Reformers Summit

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the National Association of Nonpartisan Reformers has put all in-person meetings and events on hold. Instead, NANR is hosting and co-hosting virtual events. See below for our virtual conference in December 2020.

The National Association of Nonpartisan Reformers' Annual Summit provides the space for reformer organizations and leaders to meet, collaborate, and learn from each others' successes and failures.

Members and guest attendees continue to virtually meet and make plans together to change our electoral system to serve voters.

Make sure to become a member to secure your spot at the next in-person summit.

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2019 CONFERENCE: DENVER, COLORADO

The second annual NANR summit took place in Denver, Colorado, where the Association is based. We hosted the event at a historic hotel, The Oxford, where more than 150 participants enjoyed a whiskey happy hour each evening, and were able to walk to the train station and experience downtown Denver. 

The summit provided the opportunity for organizations, teams, and reform leaders across the nation to meet, coordinate, and collaborate. The workshops and networking helped attending nonpartisan reform organizations, causes and campaigns become stronger and more effective.

VIRTUAL 2020 CONFERENCE

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Association hosted its first ever virtual conference, opening up the event to the public, to reform organizations members and volunteers, as well as the leaders and trailblazers in the reform space. 

On the first day of the conference, we hosted success stories and lessons learned from the 2020 election cycle, joined live by more than 300 participants. You can find Parts 1 & 2 of that day below. If you’re looking for a specific topic or speaker, refer to the table of contents below the videos.

Part 1

Part 2

Part 1

0:00 Welcome Video from Kaia Los Huertos, NANR

2:55 Video Response What is the most important thing we can do to strengthen our democracy?

4:46 Welcome to the Movement

Greg Orman, Independent Candidate, Businessman; and Katherine Gehl, Founder of Institute for Political Innovation, a Former CEO, Originator of Politics Industry Theory

15:05 Video Message from Evan McMullin, Stand Up Republic

19:36 Key Data Insights on Reforming Elections (Amid a Pandemic) Mindy Finn, CEO, Citizen Data

33:34 Open Primaries: Why ending the partisan control of the primary election system is so important for the country

John Opdycke, President

39:35 Lessons from the Alaska campaign

Shea Siegert, Campaign Manager and Spokesperson, Yes on 2 for Better Elections/Alaskans for Better Elections

43:06 Campaign Ad for Dark Money in Alaska

43:35 About Video from NANR

44:37 Questions for Shea Siegert

49:37 What's next in the states?

Josh Silver, Executive Director, RepresentUs

1:00:42 Lessons from a cross-partisan campaign to win permanent, constitutional reform at the intersection of money, power, elections, and free speech

Jeff Clements, President, American Promise

1:10:59 Bridge Summit Video Bridging the Divide

1:13:29 Video Message from Lisa Savage

1:15:01 How election administration is a key factor in strengthening our democracy

Amber McReynolds, CEO, National Vote at Home Institute; former election official and author of the book When Women Vote

1:25:30 Election Reform Legal Battles

Chad Peace, President, IVC Media; Legal Counsel, Independent Voter Project

1:36:02 Video Update from Peter Ackerman

1:39:42 A Successful Model for Achieving Cross-partisan Election Reforms in Virginia

Suhas Subramanyam, Delegate

1:50:36 The value of long-term strategic planning and summarize FairVote's goals for 2021-2024 after a breakthrough year for RCV in 2020

Rob Richie & Sangita Sigdyal, Senior Executives at FairVote

Part 2

0:00 Summit Video from NANR

2:33 Video Message from Jackie Salit

5:39 Choosing wisely who wins, when using ranked-choice ballots

Charles Munger Jr

12:46 Why communities of color should lead the movement to dismantle winner-take-all elections and the two party system

George Cheung, Director, More Equitable Democracy

22:40 Campaign Ad from Florida Open Primaries

23:57 Video Message from Dr Jessie Fields

25:52 Center for Election Science: Reflecting on the win in St. Louis

Aaron Hamlin, Executive Director

35:36 Improving California Elections and Politics

Dan Howle, Chairman, Independent Voter Education

46:28 Bridge Summit Video Collective Impact

48:25 Panel Moderated by Greg Orman

George Cheung, Director, More Equitable Democracy

John Pudner, Director, Take Back Our Republic

Rep. Kyle Bailey, RCV Strategies and Maine State Legislator

Lucille Wenegieme, Director of Communications & PR, National Vote At Home Institute

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2020 VIRTUAL EVENTS 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Association began co-hosting events with its members to continue building awareness of and community within the election reform space.

Unite America & NANR: Election Administration in a Pandemic Webinar

June 8, 2020

Open Primaries Video

Open Primaries & NANR: 9 Efforts to Give All Voters an Equal Vote in Elections

Sept 9, 2020

SUMMIT AGENDA

Thursday, December 5

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Optional Pre-Summit Reception

Friday, December 6

8:00 am - 9:30 am
Welcome Breakfast & Presentations
9:30 am- 10:45 am

10:45 am - 12:00 pm
Breakout Session 1

Breakout Session 2
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Lunch & Special Guest Speakers
1:15 pm - 2:45 pm

2:45 pm - 4:00 pm
Breakout Session 3

Breakout Session 4
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Afternoon break with area for networking
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Closing Dinner & Awards

Saturday, December 7

Your vacation in Denver!

Hotel

The Oxford Hotel is Denver's most historic hotel, featuring recently refreshed rooms, located in Denver's popular Lower Downtown neighborhood, half a block from the bustle of Union Station. Opened in 1891, the hotel is the first of downtown Denver hotels, and is within walking distance to the finest restaurants, shops, and businesses in LoDo.

Nearby Alternative Hotels

Hotel Indigo

The Crawford Hotel

NATIV

Denver Attractions

There are many attractions (from beers to museums) and we encourage you to stay the weekend and take a day to visit Winter Park.

River North “RiNo” Art District

Visit RiNo Art District for a remarkable concentration of creative businesses, including architects, art galleries, designers, furniture makers, illustrators, painters, media artists, photographers, sculptors and an array of studio spaces.

Union Station

Denver Union Station boasts an eclectic array of the city’s top local restaurants, bars and shops. Explore everything this vibrant gathering space has to offer.

Denver Art Museum

The Denver Art Museum's collection includes more than 70000 works of art. One of the largest art museums between Chicago and the West Coast, the Denver Art Museum (DAM) is dedicated to helping visitors explore art and creativity through hands-on activities, extensive art collections, and world-class exhibitions.

Denver Microbrew Tour

For a casual yet professional guided tour of award-winning craft beers and breweries, turn to the Denver Microbrew Tour. The tour makes a number of stops in downtown Denver, with beer samples and trivia at each location.

Falling Rock Tap House

For a craft beer heaven, talk a short walk from The Oxford Hotel and visit this tap house, featuring over 75 beers on tap.

Coors Brewery Tour

See and taste traditional brewing at the foot of the Rocky Mountains in the largest single-site brewery in the world! The tour showcases their history and passion for brewing in a 30-minute look at our malting, brewing and packaging processes. After your tour, enjoy beer samples in their lounge.

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