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Discussion Groups | Rise of the Independents: Candidates and Reform in 2018 and Beyond

April 4 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Week four: “Challenging the Duopoly”

This discussion examines the legal, infrastructural, communication and electoral disadvantages for independents and third parties, and what is happening in the reform space to challenge those barriers. Jonas welcomes Chad Peace, who holds extensive experience in election law and voter rights. Peace is a legal strategist for the Independent Voter Project, a founding board member of the National Association of Nonpartisan Reformers, and founder and president of IVC Media LLC.

About spring 2018 discussion groups: In a partisan political environment, independent or unaffiliated voters now represent the largest voting bloc in many U.S. states. Can independent and third party candidacies seize upon this shift in party identification? How could they shape the future of U.S. politics? Dole Fellow Jim Jonas leads a discussion group series examining election reform and independent candidates in Kansas and the nation. Jonas is a political communications consultant with nearly two decades of experience in independent political reform and campaigns. In 2014, Jonas served as the campaign manager for Greg Orman’s independent campaign for U.S. Senate in Kansas.


April 4
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

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