The week starts on Monday June 24 at 7 p.m. ET, where we will hold a special national briefing call with Congressman Jamie Raskin and supporters across the country to get the inside scoop on ranked choice voting legislation in Congress.
On Tuesday, June 25, we’ll participate in the "Fight for your Voting Right." Support our allies in telling Congress to reauthorize the Voting Rights Act to protect the votes of all Americans, and we will give you the tools to contact your legislators to support your voting rights.
The week of action continues on Wednesday and Thursday, where you’ll be asked to host your own Democratic Presidential debate watch parties, and have your participants try ranked choice voting through an online poll (or you could demo it in other ways such as ranking beer or ice cream).
This could be as simple as inviting your friends and family over to watch the debate. We’ll ask you to use your mobile devices to show your friends how easy it is to rank their favorites.
After watching and ranking the presidential candidates, tune in on Friday for our Facebook Live event discussing the use of RCV in the presidential primary, the polling results and what’s next.
Finally, on Saturday and Sunday, you’ll have the opportunity to get involved by organizing your own meeting (in-person or virtual) or joining a group already formed in your area. We’ll provide the resources to host that meeting!
Host or sign up for one or all of these events today!
*Some folks are starting on June 23. Feel free to kick off your events then, and add it to our action map!
Monday, June 24:
National RCV legislation Briefing call at 7 p.m. ET with Congressman Jamie Raskin.
Tuesday, June 25:
Fight for your rights day! Six years ago on this date, the Supreme Court struck down two provisions of the Voting Rights Act in Shelby County v. Holder. Join us in telling Congress to pass a new Voting Rights Act to protect the votes of all Americans. The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights is having a National Twitterstorm – Graphics! Sample Tweets & Posts Follow along and use their hashtag:#RestoreTheVOTE
Wednesday, June 26:
Watch the debates and rank the candidate who you think performed the best! Watch out for an email from us ahead of the 1st debate.
Host or attend a presidential candidate debate watch party near you! Gather your friends, family, neighbors and whoever else you can find to watch the debate and take our ranked choice voting poll! More details to come! *For anyone who won't be watching the Democratic Debates, RCV is for you too! Host a mock election by choosing your own candidates to demonstrate how RCV works. NIGHT 1: Rank the best candidate debate performances.
Thursday, June 27:
RSVP for a Sneak Peek of the RCV Web Application. Watch the debates and rank the candidate who you think performed the best! Watch out for an email from us ahead of the 2nd debate for the new poll.
Can you believe we have so many candidates in the Democratic Party presidential contest that there will be a second night of debates? With a field this large, ranked choice voting would better reflect the voters’ preference. Gather up your friends and family again for a second night of debate-watching, ranking, and a good time. *For anyone who won't be watching the Democratic Debates, RCV is for you too! *For anyone who won't be watching the Democratic Debates, RCV is for you too! Host a mock election by choosing your own candidates to demonstrate how RCV works. NIGHT 2:Rank the best candidate debate performances.
Friday, June 28:
Let’s talk about RCV social media blitz! Use #RankedChoiceVoting on Twitter. Post videos and pictures of your RCV Debate Watch Party (tag @fairvote). We'll send a recap email where the content you post could be featured! Stay tuned for a possible Facebook Live talking about the results, plus you'll learn how you can get involved next!
Saturday, June 29 and Sunday, June 30:
Join or host your first meeting, mock election, house party or living room conversation, either in-person or virtually! If your state isn’t yet organized around RCV, this would be a great time to set up an organizing call with your fellow RCV advocates.