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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