News Release

LCSC to hold Constitution Day discussion on third parties on Sept. 17

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.

For more information on the discussion, contact Hoffmann at [email protected] or 208-792-2818, or Britzman at [email protected] or 208-792-2615.