Better Elections Are Possible

Home_page-_Reihan_Salam_Quote_(1).pngAs long as we have single-member districts, it is inevitable that some group of people will be disadvantaged by the lines we draw, whether or not the line-drawers have sinister motives. 

The beauty of multi-member districts is that they allow us to use what FairVote calls “fair representation voting." 

~ Reihan Salam

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Fair Representation Voting for Congress

The Problem

The Problem

Winner-take-all elections create polarization and a striking lack of competition.

Our Solution

Our Solution

Ranked choice voting gives every voter a meaningful vote.

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Pass the Fair Representation Act in Congress to fix gerrymandering.

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New PEW Study: Politics is More Divided Than Ever

by Molly Rockett

In a survey of nearly 4,400 adults this past March and April, PEW finds partisanship and polarization to be more entrenched than ever among Americans. This data does not bode well for proponents of competitive congressional elections.

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National Organization for Women Continues to Highlight Underrepresentation in politics

by Molly Rockett

In a press release today, the National Organization for Women (NOW) called attention to the continued underrepresentation of women in politics, and affirmed their commitment to participating in the new formed Voting Rights Caucus in Congress.

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Divided America Article Shows the Need for Fair Representation

by Ben Fogarty

As a part of its ongoing Divided America series, the Associated Press released a story about how the demographics of America’s legislatures do not match the demographics of its people. In this piece, Alfonso Lopez - the only Latino state lawmaker in Virginia - discusses how having a state legislature that under-represents Virginia’s Latino community makes it more difficult for the state’s government to adequately address problems facing the Latino community.

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