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Meet the Team: Anthony Pizzimenti

Posted Anthony Pizzimenti on July 22, 2019
Meet the Team: Anthony Pizzimenti

"I’ve followed through on my goal to help make our electoral systems more equitable, and I am more than lucky to spend the summer working with FairVote’s incredibly kind, knowledgeable, and committed staff on voting rights issues that affect us all."

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National Popular Vote: A Status Update

Posted Julia Foodman on July 01, 2019
National Popular Vote: A Status Update

In light of the recent Democratic primary debates, the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact (NPVIC) is in the national spotlight. We have compiled a history and a status update on each state's progress with the measure.

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Gerrymandering Antidote: the Fair Representation Act

Posted Drew Penrose, Ben Lempert on June 28, 2019
Gerrymandering Antidote: the Fair Representation Act

The Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that federal courts have no constitutional role to play in preventing partisan gerrymandering. However, the legislative branch can, in fact, act to mitigate the nefarious effects of gerrymandering. It should do that by passing the Fair Representation Act, which would institute a different election system: the single-transferable vote form of ranked choice voting.

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Meet the Team: Julia Foodman

Posted Julia Foodman on June 25, 2019
Meet the Team: Julia Foodman

"Electoral reform is a rudimentary aspect of democracy that we’re missing. America is losing hundreds of thousands, potentially even millions of votes, because people say their votes won’t matter, and right now, they’re often right. Change has to happen to ensure the democratic, constructive future of the United States."

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Meet the Team: Reed Hoffmann

Posted Reed Hoffmann on June 24, 2019
Meet the Team: Reed Hoffmann

"Democracy has always been messy, and it always will be, but that should not discourage us from demanding solutions to the inequities of voting in our cities, states, and country. Looking back on the 2008 election, despite there being record levels of turnout, two out of every five people decided to stay home. Is this the best we can do? I think not."

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