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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AP Analysis Shows Representation Gap for People of Color in Illinois

by Austin Plier

From a voting method perspective, Illinois is particularly interesting, as the state used to elect its legislature using a form of fair representation voting called "cumulative voting" for over 100 years. Given the Illinois state legislature's gridlock and the underrepresentation of racial minority groups in the state, a return to fair representation voting is greatly needed.

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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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