Becoming a Democracy:
How We Can Fix the Electoral College, Gerrymandering,
and Our Elections
The November 2020 United States election should be the last one that works against the people! Kristin Eberhard, Director of the Democracy Program at Sightline Institute, has thoughtfully researched the many ways the US election system is unjust, poorly designed, or broken, and walks through 10 big but practical ideas for making our elections free, fair, and secure. Becoming a Democracy is a field guide to the most viable upgrades for our elections, so that America can truly be governed by and for the people.
Kristin Eberhard is Sightline Institute’s director of climate and democracy policy. She researches, writes about, and speaks about climate change policy and elections systems and democracy reform, with particular expertise on Vote By Mail and proportional representation. Before joining Sightline, Kristin taught courses on climate change and energy law at Stanford Law School and UCLA School of Law. Kristin graduated with honors from Stanford University, cum laude from Duke University School of Law, and earned a Masters of Environmental Management from Duke’s Nicholas School of the Environment. Eberhard lives in Oregon, an all-Vote By Mail state. Find Kristin Eberhard’s recent research and articles here.