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Here are the highlights of what fix-the-system groups are planning for the coming week — and other events important to the cause of reforming democracy.

Tuesday, April 13

Exploring Electoral Innovation: Righting Electoral Dysfunction with Healthy Competition

The R Street Institute is hosting a talk about the potentially significant changes set in motion by Alaska's reform initiative with Katherine Gehl, author of "The Politics Industry" and founder of The Institute for Political Innovation, and Scott Kendall, the creator of Alaska Ballot Measure 2.

The Bad News (and Some Good) on Voting Access in the States

As state legislators around the country are working to advance and pass a record number of voting bills, the Campaign Legal Center is hosting a virtual discussion with a panel of experts and state advocates who will discuss the trends in access to voting legislation and the impact the bills will have on voters.

Citizen Engagement Forum: Money In Politics

Join an exploration and discussion of options and topics in advance of the National Assembly of the People.

Wednesday, April 14

Finding Common Ground on the New Economy

Millions of students will soon graduate into a workforce radically altered by the pandemic and changes in technology and energy. What is government's role in this new economy? Join the Common Ground Committee for a discussion with former Gov. John Kasich and former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julián Castro.

Thursday, April 15

How Political Institutions Shape Outcomes and How We Might Reform Them

The Library of Congress invites you to a panel discussion looking at the way different systems of electoral decision-making in a democracy can, by themselves, lead to very different outcomes, and what can be done to reform them in ways that result in more responsive and deliberative legislative bodies.

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What Americans Still Want From Reform

Join New York University's John Brademas Center for a conversation with Paul C. Light, focused on his recent work in government reform. He will be joined by Joe Davidson, columnist for The Washington Post; Danielle Brian, executive director of POGO; E.J. Dionne, columnist for The Washington Post; and Kathryn Dunn Tenpas, nonresident senior fellow at The Brookings Institution.

Meanwhile, check out our latest news and opinion stories:

All those fights over late-arriving mail ballots were much ado about very little

These 12 bipartisan policies could improve voting for everyone

Wisconsin's top court rules against a vigorous culling of the voter rolls

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