Some of the nation’s top political thinkers will gather in Houston on Dec. 7 to consider how the recent midterm elections may change U.S. politics, including the 2020 Census and upcoming redistricting efforts.
“Triple Play: Election 2018, Census 2020 and Redistricting 2021,” sponsored by the University of Houston’s Hobby School of Public Affairs, will draw speakers from around the country to examine how the midterms will affect the future.
Richard Murray, organizer of the conference and Bob Lanier Chair in Urban Public Policy at the UH Department of Political Science, said the 2018 midterms could be one of the three or four most consequential non-presidential elections in American history.
“Demographic change, partisan polarization, the Mueller investigation and the Kavanaugh Supreme Court confirmation battle combined to drive voting to record levels,” he said. “The results will have both immediate and long-term consequences in Texas and across the country.”
Speakers include William Frey, senior fellow at the Brookings Institute; Matt A. Barreto, co-founder of Latino Decisions and political science professor at UCLA; David Daley, author of “‘Ratf**ked’ the True Story Behind the Secret Plan to Steal America’s Democracy”; and Steve Murdock, former U.S. Census director and a sociologist at Rice University.
The event is free and open to the public but registration is required. Registration information and a full agenda is available here.
WHAT: “Triple Play: Election 2018, Census 2020 and Redistricting 2021” will examine
how the recent midterm elections may change U.S. politics, including the 2020
census and upcoming redistricting efforts.
WHEN: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7
WHERE: University of Houston-Downtown. Parking in the UHD garage or metered parking
on Girard Street. Map
MEDIA CONTACT: Jeannie Kever, 713-743-0778, email@example.com