Making Democracy Work

National Popular Vote Forum February 12, 2009

The public is invited to attend a forum to be held on February 12, 2009 and sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Norman on the pros and cons of a National Popular Vote Interstate Compact. The compact has been proposed as a means of electing the President directly by nationwide popular vote without changing the United States Constitution.

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Date, Time, and Place

Thursday, February 12, 2009
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Memorial Presbyterian Church
601 24th Ave. SW, Norman, OK

Panelists

Keith Gaddie, Ph.D., Professor of Political Science at the University of Oklahoma; areas of scholarship include American Politics, Electoral Behavior, Race and Politics, Research Methodology.

Tim Mauldin, Ph.D., Professor of Political Science at Oklahoma City University; teaches courses in the areas of Public Management, Policy Analysis, International Relations, American Government and American History.

Harry F. (Rick) Tepker, J.D., Floyd & Irma Calvert Chair in Law and Liberty Professor of Law, University of Oklahoma; joined the OU faculty in 1981; teaches courses in the areas of Constitutional Law, Employment Law and Equal Employment Opportunity.

LWV Interest in the NPV Interstate Compact

The League of Women Voters position on the selection of the President is to "Promote the election of the President and Vice-President by direct-popular vote and work to abolish the Electoral College." The League is now studying the issues surrounding the proposed National Popular Vote Interstate Compact to determine whether the compact would be an acceptable vehicle for achieving a direct-popular vote of the President and Vice-President. The Norman LWV will submit it's consensus on the issue by May 1, 2009 along with local leagues across the country. If a national LWV consensus is reached an LWVUS position on the NPV Interstate Compact will follow.

Resources

Resource materials are available here.

NPV Forum Flyer