Blog RSS http://www.fairvote.org/blog.rss


History-Making Women and the RCV Elections That Put Them in Power

Posted Haly Jungwirth on March 14, 2022
History-Making Women and the RCV Elections That Put Them in Power

Across the country, ranked choice voting (RCV) is reducing the chances of vote splitting and encouraging women and people of color to run for office, regardless of whether other women or people of color are in the race. With RCV, nobody has to “wait their turn” (a common reason women cite about delaying or even making their decision to run.) During Women’s History Month we’re highlighting the achievements of women who have won RCV elections across America. We’re excited to celebrate a few of the many women who have been elected with RCV to serve their communities and hopefully inspire even more women to run.

Read more

International Women’s Day and Proportional Representation

Posted Haly Jungwirth on March 08, 2022
International Women’s Day and Proportional Representation

Today (On, March 8, 2022), people across the world are celebrating International Women’s Day, commemorating the accomplishments of women past, present, and future. Here at FairVote, we are taking this opportunity to additionally emphasize how proportional representation around the world has benefited and allowed women to reach their natural potential, without being told to ‘wait their turn’.

Read more

Fifty-Seven Years After Selma

Posted Ryan Suto on March 07, 2022
Fifty-Seven Years After Selma

The Voting Rights Act is intrinsically linked to the events surrounding Bloody Sunday, what preceded them, and what we as a nation should have learned from them. As time passes and as the efforts to repair the Act do not, we risk losing the lessons of Selma and the statutory activation of the 15th Amendment.

Read more

Webinar Recap: How We Will Win in 2022

Posted Haly Jungwirth on March 03, 2022
Webinar Recap: How We Will Win in 2022

On Monday, February 28, 2022, FairVote hosted a webinar entitled ‘How We Will Win in 2022’. It was moderated by David Daley, who is a FairVote senior fellow; Angela Kouters, the Director of Government Affairs; Brian Cannon, the Director of Advocacy; Deb Otis, the Senior Research Analyst; and Rob Richie, CEO and President of FairVote.

Read more


Starting the Conversation: RCV on Michigan’s College and University Campuses

Posted Emma Rage on February 28, 2022
Starting the Conversation: RCV on Michigan’s College and University Campuses

In the fight for ranked choice voting (RCV), college and university campuses are a great place to get the conversation started. Implementing ranked choice voting in on-campus elections can teach students how to properly cast informed ballots and, by extension, boost civic engagement. As the advocacy intern at FairVote, one of my major projects is persuading student leaders on college campuses in Michigan to make the switch to ranked choice voting for student body elections.

Read more


Setting a Crowded Table for Reform

Posted Katie Dahl on February 25, 2022
Setting a Crowded Table for Reform

In politics, as in life, we often need friends and allies to make progress on our goals. That clarity of mind is needed now as Americans face significant challenges as a nation. FairVote is doing our part to bring people together so we can talk about our possible paths forward out of difficulty.

Read more

Black Leadership in the Voting Reform Movement

Posted Haly Jungwirth on February 25, 2022
Black Leadership in the Voting Reform Movement

As FairVote’s Khalid Pitts and distinguished panelists discussed in a Twitter Spaces event yesterday, Black Americans have been – and continue to be – at the leading edge of the fight for voting rights and reform, including for ranked choice voting and proportional representation.

Read more

Join Us Today to Help Create a More Perfect Union