LEWISTON, Idaho – Lewis-Clark State College will celebrate Constitution Day with a discussion on “the viability of third parties in the United States of American and beyond” on Sept. 17 at 6-7:30 p.m. in Room 115 of Sacajawea Hall on campus.
The event is free and open to the public.
A panel of LC State professors – Leif Hoffmann and Kyle Britzman in political science, Amanda Van Lanen in history, and Gene Straughan in criminal justice – will open the discussion. They will also talk about how other electoral systems, such as proportional representation and mixed-member proportional presentation, allow for a greater numbers of parties to be successfully elected to a parliamentary body. After the panel discussion, the audience will be invited to participate.
The event is sponsored by the LCSC Social Sciences Division.