David Becker is the Executive Director and Founder of the Center for Election Innovation & Research Thomas Wolf, Counsel with the Democracy Program at the Brennan Center for Justice. Our founders laid the groundwork for a form of government that never existed before in history. Democracy: an opportunity for ordinary people to have a real voice in how they are governed. The founders understood that there would always be conditions that would undermine democracy and our sense of nationhood. We are now seeing that their concerns were real, as democracy is jeopardized by suppression of voter’s rights and gerrymandering. Our speakers will discuss these two forces and how they undermine the strength and integrity of our American democracy.