Posted on November 15, 2016
We hope you received our post-election update with news about the big wins for ranked choice voting on the ballot statewide in Maine and in Benton County, Oregon. In this controversial election year, it was great to have straightforward victories that are good for all of us -- and will strengthen our representative democracy.
To learn more about what made these wins possible, how ranked choice voting worked in California cities this year, and plans to build on this momentum for next year, we invite you to join us for a telephone town hall on Thursday at 12:30 pm Eastern Time. You can listen in by phone, but also can watch online where you can easily submit questions We have only 100 slots available, so please use this link to RSVP. (We’ll be recording it for later viewing if you don’t get a slot or or have a conflict)
As guests, we’ll have:
Kyle Bailey, Campaign Manager of the Committee for Ranked Choice Voting in Maine
Blair Bobier, a leader of the Better Ballot Benton campaign in Oregon
Doug Clopp, FairVote National Outreach Director
Erin Hennessey, Statewide Field Director of FairVote Maine
Jennifer Pae, director of our FairVote California project
Google group for activists: We have a new Google Group that is bringing people together who want to advance ranked choice voting in cities and states around the nation.
Sign and share our ranked choice voting petition: This is a great time to introduce people to ranked choice voting and ask them to signal support!
Listen to my appearance on NPR’s On the Media: My colleagues and I have been busy doing a lot of interviews. In this recent one I focus on the National Popular Vote plan for president and fair representation for Congress
Send in a testimonial for our year-end mailing: We’re sending out our year-end mailing to supporters later this week, and we’d love to share some statements of support for FairVote and our reform vision. I’ll read your note if your just reply to this email.
I look forward to having you join us on Thursday and to your help in advancing a better democracy and fair vote for all.