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  • California Senate Elections Committee Approves National Popular Vote Bill

    • Posted: June 28, 2006
    • Categories: FairVote

    Legislation to implement the National Popular Vote plan, a multi-state agreement to establish a national popular vote for President, continued moving forward in California today with approval by the Senate Elections Committee by a vote of 3-1. AB 2948, authored by Assemblyman Tom Umberg (D -Anaheim), already passed the California Assembly on May 30. The legislation would enact the “Agreement Among the States to Elect the President by National Popular Vote.”

  • Pre-Registration for 16-year-olds passes Rhode Island Senate

    • Posted: June 27, 2006
    • Categories: FairVote

    HB 8022, a bill allowing 16-year-olds who pre-register to vote to be automatically registered when they turn 18, has now passed the Rhode Island Senate. The Bill has moved smoothly through both house of the Rhode Island legislature with its introduction on April 25th and its passage from the senate almost two months later.

  • Al Gore Wins Presidential Straw Poll At Take Back America Conference

    • Posted: June 16, 2006
    • Categories: FairVote

    At a straw poll conducted by FairVote this week, Al Gore narrowly edged out Sen. Russ Feingold as the preferred candidate among participants at the Take Back America Conference, a major gathering for progressive Democrats.

  • In California, Major Endorsements for National Popular Vote Plan

    • Posted: June 5, 2006
    • Categories: FairVote

    After the passage of AB 2948, public support for legislation to take California into an interstate compact to award its electoral votes to the national popular vote winner picked up considerable steam over the weekend.  The legislation gained the editorial endorsement of the Los Angeles Times and the Sacramento Bee.

  • E-Newsletter June 1, 2006

  • California Assembly: Yes to National Popular Vote Plan

    Legislation to implement the National Popular Vote plan, a multi-state agreement to establish a national popular vote for President, was adopted handily today by the California Assembly - by an initial margin of 17 votes, 42-25. Sponsored byAssemblyman Tom Umberg (D), AB 2948 would enact the "Agreement Among the States to Elect the President by National Popular Vote."

  • New York Assembly to Consider National Popular Vote

    Legislation to implement the National Popular Vote plan, a multi-state agreement to establish a national popular vote for President, was introduced this week in the New York Assembly. A11563, sponsored by Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr.(R) and backed by four fellow Republicans, would enact the “Agreement Among the States to Elect the President by National Popular Vote.”� Identical legislation has passed the Colorado state senate, passed a Louisiana committee, been the subject of a hearing in Missouri, won bipartisan support in Illinois and is scheduled for a floor vote on Tuesday in the California Assembly,

  • FairVote will analyze NOLA runoffs

    • Posted: May 18, 2006
    • Categories: FairVote

    FairVote is poised to comment on several issues concerning the impact of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita on the May 20 runoffs as well as November's congressional race and later municipal elections:

  • FairVote Takes on New Staff

    • Posted: May 17, 2006
    • Categories: FairVote

    Bill Shein comes to FairVote from Massachusetts, where he was a regular columnist for The Berkshire Eagle, the biggest newspaper in the western part of the state. Shein won the National Press Club Award for Humor in 2005. He was the founder and president of the pro-voter participation organization Yes I Will and a 1990 graduate of Tufts University.

  • Implementation of instant runoff voting one step closer in Vermont

    • Posted: May 11, 2006
    • Categories: FairVote

    On Wednesday, May 10, the Vermont State House voted in favor of a bill to study implementation of instant runoff voting (IRV) on the statewide level by 2008. Instant runoff voting is a ranked choice system of majority voting. The House vote follows Senate passage of the measure on April 28.