Pages tagged "Author John Patrick Thomas"


Ranked choice voting election in Cambridge sees historic surge in turnout

Posted on What's New by John Patrick Thomas on November 17, 2017
Ranked choice voting election in Cambridge sees historic surge in turnout

By offering more choices, ranked choice voting paired with proportional representation provides voters more power in their government and an even-greater reason to vote. It works for Cambridge.

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Fair representation in action: Cambridge holds ranked choice voting elections

Posted on What's New by John Patrick Thomas on November 06, 2017
Fair representation in action: Cambridge holds ranked choice voting elections

On November 7th, 2017, Cambridge, Massachusetts voters will head to the polls to elect their city council and school board using ranked choice voting (RCV).

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The History of FairVote: The Middle Years

Posted on What's New by John Patrick Thomas on October 24, 2017
The History of FairVote: The Middle Years

Back in 1993, a year after its founding, Rob Richie and Cynthia Terrell’s organization “CPR” became The Center for Voting and Democracy to reflect how it was becoming an innovative thought leader on electoral reform.

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The History of FairVote: The Founding Years

Posted on What's New by John Patrick Thomas on October 18, 2017
The History of FairVote: The Founding Years

FairVote is celebrating 25 years of doing what it does best -- thinking big on what electoral reforms we need and practically on how to advance them.

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Canada’s New Democratic Party Will Use Ranked Choice Voting to Elect Leadership

Posted on What's New by John Patrick Thomas on August 14, 2017
Canada’s New Democratic Party Will Use Ranked Choice Voting to Elect Leadership

Canada’s New Democratic Party Will Use Ranked Choice Voting to Elect Leadership

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Meet the Team: John Patrick Thomas

Posted on What's New by John Patrick Thomas on July 19, 2017
Meet the Team: John Patrick Thomas

Growing up as the son of journalists, I was raised on a healthy diet of political arguments at the kitchen table. My passion for public policy came with a side of mashed potatoes. Despite my many attempts to change the topic to the playoff hopes of the Boston Red Sox, I could not successfully escape the “more important” issues facing our nation.

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