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