Election Matters 2022: Direct Democracy
October 11 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm CDT
Join the State Democracy Research Initiative and the Elections Research Center at UW-Madison for the fourth installment of our Election Matters 2022 Speaker Series, sponsored by Stafford Rosenbaum LLP.
Across the country, the role of direct democracy generates debate. Ballot initiatives and various forms of constitutional amendment are a potent tool for voters, allowing them to sidestep elected officials and participate in policymaking. But direct democracy also receives a range of criticisms that call into question whether it lives up to its promise. This installment of the Election Matters 2022 series will explore the advantages and challenges that accompany direct democracy, with attention to recent developments and cases. Panelists will include Dean Vikram Amar (Illinois College of Law), Professor Bruce Cain (Stanford University Department of Political Science), and Chris Melody Fields Figueredo (Ballot Initiative Strategy Center).
This event will be in a hybrid format: both in-person at the UW Law School and online via Zoom webinar.