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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.

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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.

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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.

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Twitter Space: The Future of Voting Reform for Black Voters

Posted Matthew Oberstaedt on February 23, 2022
Twitter Space: The Future of Voting Reform for Black Voters

In honor of Black History Month, we’re hosting a Twitter Space on The Future of Voting Reform for Black Voters. We’re excited for a great conversation with guests Jessica Pierce, co-founder of Piece by Piece Strategies; Stefanie Brown James of The Collective PAC; advocate and activist Markus Bachelor; and FairVote’s own Khalid Pitts.

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Maryland holds hearing on local RCV

Posted Haly Jungwirth on February 11, 2022
Maryland holds hearing on local RCV

On Tuesday February 8th, here in FairVote’s home state of Maryland, the Ways and Means Committee held a hearing for a ranked choice voting (RCV) bill. FairVote submitted testimony in support of the legislation in Maryland and continues to press state governments to ensure voters have more voice and more choice.

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