Divided Results: Voting and Partisan Gerrymandering
September 15th, 8:30am-10:30am
25 W. 43rd Street, 18th Floor
New York, NY 10036
In light of the Supreme Court’s decision to hear Gill vs Whitford, speakers will be asked to explore the history of gerrymandering and the effects of recent changes in technology, data mining, and dark money, to understand the implications of potential Supreme Court decisions. Before this case made it to the Supreme Court, what work had been taking place on the ground to address the effects of gerrymandering? How has the US Census influenced redistricting? What can we expect from the Supreme Court and how will this impact the future of electoral politics?
- David Daley, author, Ratf**ked: The True Story Behind the Secret Plan to Steal America’s Democracy and former Editor in chief of Salon.com
- Joanna Cuevas Ingram, Associate Council, LatinoJustice PRLDEF
- Michael Li, Senior Counsel for the Brennan Center’s Democracy Program and co-author of the report, Extreme Maps
- Deuel Ross, Assistant Counsel at the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund
- Moderator: John Mollenkompf, Distinguished Professor of Political Science, CUNY Graduate School and consortial faculty, Murphy Institute
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The Taylor Law in Perspective at 50
September 26th, 2:00pm-9:00pm
Roosevelt House, Hunter College
2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the Public Employees Fair Employment Act, commonly known as the Taylor Law. Join us for a series of panels and conversations examining the Taylor Law in historical context, and exploring the future of public sector unionization and collective bargaining.
- Include Joshua Freeman, Kimberly Phillips-Fein, Ashwini Sukthankar, and Terry Melvin
The Murphy Institute offers an ambitious array of public events throughout the year. These include panels, forums, and conferences that feature prominent scholars and public intellectuals, union and community-based leaders and activists, policy makers, journalists and artists.
Our public events are designed to stimulate debate and strategic thinking about the challenges and possibilities confronting working-class people and communities.