Come As You Are : Nirvana's Krist Novoselic to Speak on Election Reform

Released June 30, 2006

WHAT: Krist Novoselic, former-bassist of the legendary rock band Nirvana and leading political activist, will speak at the Libertarian Party National Convention. The convention theme is Uniting Voters.'

Novoselic, a FairVote board member and author of ''Of Grunge and Government Lets Fix This Broken Democracy,'' is an outspoken proponent of reform like proportional representation and instant runoff voting (IRV). IRV was used successfully in San Francisco's board of supervisors races and is on the ballot for use in county elections in Pierce County, WA. Students at Portland State University overwhelmingly approved of IRV for student elections in 2005.

Novoselic will be available to comment on national and local election reform issues.

WHEN: Sunday, July 2nd, 2006 at 6:30 am — 8:30 am.

WHERE: Pavilion Ballroom
Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
921 SW Sixth Ave
Portland, Oregon, 97204

For information or comment on this event, contact Ryan O'Donnell at (301) 270-4616 or Call (413) 335-9824 over the weekend.

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