Content Categorized with "FairVote"
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- Posted: July 26, 2013
- Author(s): Robert Fekete
- Categories: Congressional Elections, Fair Voting/Proportional Representation, Redistricting, FairVote
Independent redistricting only makes marginal improvements to South Carolina's uncompetitive and distorted congressional elections. Fair representation voting is a better solution.
- Posted: June 7, 2013
- Categories: FairVote
The launch of the FairVote-NYUDialogues series on Democracy Next: Voices, Votes and Vision takes place on June 27th, 2013, with a forum featuring three current and former members of Congress. The topic of the forum is Beyond Polarization and Gerrymandering, with a focus on fair representation voting alternatives to winner-take-all elections. Following the forum, FairVote will celebrate 21 years of research and analysis in the effort to reform our electoral system to respect every vote and every voice. Subsequent summer forums will address the right to vote, presidential elections and women's representation.
Democrats and Republicans across the nation should take a page from Newark Mayor Cory Booker's playbook by backing female gubernatorial candidates in primary races. Booker is lending state Senator Barbara Buono his support as she campaigns in Newark to be the Democratic candidate for New Jersey Governor.
- Posted: March 8, 2013
- Author(s): Drew Spencer
- Categories: Reforms, Fair Voting/Proportional Representation, Voting Rights, Home, Cumulative Voting, FairVote
Among news coverage surrounding the upcoming landmark Supreme Court decision in Shelby County v. Holder, which will decide the constitutionality of Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act, Jerome Gray has received partiuclar attention.. Gray has had a remarkable career as a community organizer, including helping to make sure fair voting systems were effective for African American voters.
- Posted: January 7, 2013
- Author(s): Elizabeth Hudler
- Categories: Right to Vote Amendment, Voting Rights, Home, FairVote
When President Barack Obama paused in his victory speech, thanking voters for waiting in long lines to vote but noting 'we have to fix that', one might have assumed that reform would come from the top.
- Posted: December 20, 2012
- Author(s): Drew Spencer, Rob Richie
- Categories: Instant Runoff Voting/Ranked Choice Voting, Fair Voting/Proportional Representation, Congressional Elections, Home, FairVote
President Barack Obama has a lot on his mind these days, but the state of our democracy remains critical. Fortunately, judging by Obama's record in the Illinois Senate --where he was the prime sponsor of legislation to advance cumulative voting and instant runoff voting - we haven't had a president as informed about good ideas for taking on electoral reform since James Madison and the founding generation.
Those in New York City were recently excited to learn that Krist Novoselic and Dave Grohl of Nirvana will be reuniting to play at the 12/12/12 benefit concert for those affected by Hurricane Sandy, with Paul McCartney joining them in the role formerly filled by Kurt Cobain. A smaller number may be aware of the critical role Krist Novoselic has played in fighting for reforms to improve American democracy.