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Hear from the people, organizations, and movements that are working to reform American democracy into a more perfect union.

The National Association of Nonpartisan Reformers (NANR) is a member-led Association dedicated to structural election reforms in the public interest. We provide support to our member organizations through shared resources, best practices, and regular convenings.

What unites us is being pro-voter, not anti-party. We favor a robust competition of numerous political parties and independents, and a level playing field on which that can occur.

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Hear from the people, organizations, and movements that are working to reform American democracy into a more perfect union.

The National Association of Nonpartisan Reformers (NANR) is a member-led Association dedicated to structural election reforms in the public interest. We provide support to our member organizations through shared resources, best practices, and regular convenings.

What unites us is being pro-voter, not anti-party. We favor a robust competition of numerous political parties and independents, and a level playing field on which that can occur.

    Listenting to All Sides

    Listenting to All Sides

    John Gable has worked with national political leaders and helped create a doorway to the internet; now he and his team at AllSides are helping Americans contextualize the news they consume and promote conversation without division. 

    • 37 min
    The Emperor Has No Clothes (with Katherine Gehl)

    The Emperor Has No Clothes (with Katherine Gehl)

    America's election structure was designed more than 250 years ago and a few tweaks have been made along the way, but it's time for some real innovation. Enter Katherine Gehl, a businesswoman with political chops who realized that we can remake our electoral system so that the success of elected officials is tied to the success of the lives of their constituents. 

    Institute for Political Innovation

    Katherine's TED Talk

    • 42 min
    A New Generation of Citizens

    A New Generation of Citizens

    We've all heard that "children are our future," but few organizations have connected that sentiment to democracy building like Generation Citizen. Their CEO Elizabeth Clay Roy shares with us her passion for education, civics, and the power of "action civics" to build a better democracy for tomorrow by starting with students of today. 

    • 36 min
    Rank the Vote US (with Nathan Lockwood and Monica Burke)

    Rank the Vote US (with Nathan Lockwood and Monica Burke)

    Every campaign is a learning opportunity, and the 2018 Voters Choice Massachusetts campaign was no exception. Nathan Lockwood and his colleagues took the lessons learned during that race and compiled them into a toolkit that can be used around the country to build the infrastructure needed to win reforms. We visit with Nathan and his colleague Monica Burke to discuss how that's playing out at Rank the Vote US.

    • 33 min
    More Choice San Diego

    More Choice San Diego

    From looking at the coalition behind More Choice San Diego, you might assume things came together effortlessly and overnight. Truth is, it took years of hard work and patient negotiation - as all good coalitions do. Chad Peace joins us to share his experience of working with the group and where they're at now.

    • 29 min
    Integrity in the Heartland

    Integrity in the Heartland

    Benjamin Singer, CEO of Show Me Integrity in Missouri, shares his compelling story finding purpose in democracy reform, not just for himself but quite literally for the lives of his friends, family, and neighbors. 

    • 36 min

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