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What’s happening in Democracy (1-8-18-edition)

What’s happening in Democracy (1-8-18-edition)

Signatures collected to support ranked choice voting, Fosters Dover, NH (Jan. 8, 2018)

News article: RCV petitioners presented a fun event with a serious message on Sunday as they collected signatures supporting the people’s veto initiative for ranked choice voting.

St. Louis Park council member: Ranked-Choice voting helps eliminate the buddy system, Sun Sailor Osseo, MN (Jan. 8, 2018)

Thom Miller, an at-large St. Louis Park City Council member writes as a guest columnist in support of ranked choice voting.

A state bill to let Washington localities choose a better voting system, Sightline Institute (Jan. 8, 2018)

Kristin Eberhard writes about the Washington State Legislature introducing the Local Options Bill to clarify the state’s intent to give local jurisdictions the freedom to make their own decisions about how to handle primaries and at-large seats.

Santa Fe Mock Ranked Choice Voting Election, KRQE News Albuquerque, NM (Jan. 7, 2018)

News: Santa Fe will be holding a mock election so voters can practice using new ranked choice voting ballots for upcoming March election. More info: Vote Different Santa Fe!

Perhaps Americans are more willing to change than we think, HuffPost (Jan. 4, 2018)

Erik Fogg, supporter of ranked choice voting, writes about his experience during a living room conversation regarding RCV.

Ranked choice voting in St. Louis Park would help change the face of voting, Sun Sailor St. Louis Park, MN (Jan 4. 2018)

Letter to the editor: To the charter commision to send a favorable recommendation to the city council to enact ranked choice voting as soon as possible.

Virginia clarifies the case against winner-take-all democracy, Vox (Jan. 4, 2018)

Lee Drutman writes about the flaws in electoral outcomes, in particular with the Virginia House of Delegates.

Statement from the Committee for Ranked Choice Voting: People’s Veto Petition Needs All Hands on Deck Now, The Free Press (Jan. 4, 2018)

Statement from the RCV Committee: A call for all hands to be on deck. If the People’s Veto campaign is successful at the ballot box in June, it will force the use of ranked-choice voting in the November 2018 elections for U.S. House and U.S. Senate.

Democracy is a Verb, Green Fire Times (Jan. 3, 2018) Santa Fe, NM

Op-Ed by FairVote New Mexico’s María Pérez about the policies that would strengthen our democracy, one of them being ranked choice voting.

Melvin Carter sworn in as St. Paul’s first new mayor in 12 years; Frey takes office in Minneapolis, Star Tribune Minneapolis, MN (Jan. 3, 2018)

News article: New Twin Cities mayors sworn in after successful ranked choice voting campaigns.

Let’s work toward a FairVote for Virginia, Culpeper Star Exponent Culpeper, VA (Jan. 2, 2018)

Column: Tim Cotton writes about doubling down on his advocacy for ranked choice voting instead of continued involvement in partisan politics.

Slate of Bills could change N.H. Election Laws...again, New Hampshire Public Radio (Jan. 2, 2018)

One bill under consideration would bring ranked-choice voting to New Hampshire.

2018 will be a big year in Maine politics, Portland Press Herald (Jan. 1, 2018)

Article about the top five things to watch for in Maine during the new year, including ranked choice voting.

Want a better country? These changes could go it, Palm Beach Spot West Palm Beach, FL (Dec. 30, 2017)

Op-ed about new solutions for fixing our democracy including passing the National Popular Vote and ranked choice voting.

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