The Fair Representation Act (FRA) -- H.R. 3057 continues to gain new Congressional cosponsors. The FRA was introduced on June 26, 2017 by Congressman Don Beyer who serves Virginia’s 8th district representing Arlington, Alexandria, Falls Church, and parts of Fairfax County. Rep. Beyer introduced the FRA because, ‘this bill would ensure that every voter has their voice represented in Congress, and make real progress towards bipartisan focus on getting results for the American people.’Read more
Yesterday, July 20, Ram Nath Kovind was elected as the 14th President of India. President Kovind received 65.65% of the total vote, which secured a massive margin over his rival Meira Kumar who received 34.35%.The winner is selected through a system known as proportional representation by means of a single transferable vote (STV). Proportional representation ensures equal representation to all groups because it allows voters to mark their voting preferences rather than choosing just one candidate. Votes are never wasted because if your first choice candidate does not win, your second choice is counted and it’s an instant run off until someone wins a majority of the votes.Read more
Our Democracy is fundamentally broken by a dangerous new era of fierce partisan divisions. The current system leaves many voters voiceless in the political process and depresses voter participation. We are left with a partisan division that may be hard to fix - but, it’s not impossible.Read more
This week, India elects a new President with ranked choice voting (RCV) playing a pivotal role. Although RCV is not used to elect India's main parliament, it has significant uses in the nation's largest democracy, one of the most important is for selecting the president.Read more
Hello There! I’m Myeisha. My interest in politics began during my sophomore year of college when I was a Casework Intern for Senator Richard Blumenthal. This is where my passion for public service and advocacy emerged. I truly felt as though I was making a difference by communicating with government agencies on behalf of constituents.Read more
Myeisha Boyd is the Communications Fellow at FairVote. She grew up in Danbury, CT and graduated from the University of Hartford in Connecticut with her Bachelor's Degree in Politics and Government. Prior to FairVote her past experience includes: being a Casework Intern for Senator Richard Blumenthal, where she assisted staff with constituent casework, a Student Volunteer in the Office of Presidential Correspondence for the Obama Administration, where she sent greeting requests, and a Legislative Aide Intern for Mayor Luke Bronin of Hartford, CT, where she sent letters on behalf of the Mayor and monitored bills in the Connecticut State Capitol. Through both her educational and work experiences, she developed a passion for election reform, fair representation, advocacy and public policy. She is excited to join a team that looks beyond party lines to achieve a fairer democracy.