To encourage civic engagement, especially amongst younger generations, we must rebuild trust in government. MAP is connecting young lawmakers across state and party lines to find innovative solutions to democracy reform that make government more accountable, transparent, and functional.
The Democracy Reform Task Force aims to advance a national conversation on reforming government and engage members in peer-to-peer dialogues and expert-led discussions. The Task Force is organized for members to share their experiences, expertise, and approaches to initiatives appropriate for them in their state. Participation does not imply support of all approaches to democracy reform.
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News Across State Lines
Democracy Task Force Members Senator Frank LaRose and Rep. David Olsen penned an op-ed on the need for states to lead the fight against gerrymandering.
As two young legislators from opposite parties and different parts of the country, we may not have much in common at first glance.But we both care deeply about government transparency and accountability, and are strong advocates for women’s leadership. That’s why we’re founding members of a new, bipartisan initiative called the Democracy Reform Task Force.
North Carolina has seen several efforts to take partisanship out of redistricting. The latest appeal comes from two Mecklenburg County residents – District 92 Democratic State Representative Chaz Beasley and Republican Charles Jeter who used to represent that same district.
State Representative David S. Olsen (R-Downers Grove) announced recently that he will serve as the Illinois voice on a 13-member bipartisan task force of young lawmakers from across the nation working to advance legislation on fair maps, government accountability and overall access to voting.
The Hawai‘i Senate announces that Senator Stanley Chang is among twelve young state legislators from across the country who have launched the Democracy Reform Task Force to advance legislation on redistricting, government accountability, and access to voting.