If you’re a conservative in Portland or a progressive in Crowley, you may be used to feeling like your state senator or representative doesn’t share your values and views, and you therefore have less of a voice in Salem.

But what if we could change that? “Multi-member districts” could help do just that, providing more candidate options for voters and a legislature that better represents the diverse political views of Oregonians—and that cooperates across shared values and ideas, rather than party lines, to get things done.

Senior researcher Kristin Eberhard recently testified before Oregon’s Redistricting Task Force to discuss what that would look like for Oregon. View her presentation and the rich Q&A that followed below.

Find the full meeting video from the Oregon State Legislature online here.