Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Introduction of the Fair Representation Act

In just 19 days, FairVote will Celebrate their 25th Anniversary by joining Congressman Don Beyer (VA-08) for the planned introduction of the Fair Representation Act, the signature Reform proposal.

When: Monday, June 26th from 6-8pm

Where: Rayburn House Office Building, 2168 Goldroom
45 Independence Ave SW, Washington, DC 20515

RSVP to the Introduction of the Fair Representation Act & FairVote 25th Anniversary celebration!

The Fair Representation Act:

- Meaningful Elections. By electing candidates proportionally from multi-winner districts with at least three seats each, fair representation voting would allow every voter to elect someone from the major party they support. And, more of each party's "big tent" would have the opportunity to support - and even elect - a candidate in the general election.

- Accurate Representation. Because election results with fair representation voting would be proportional within each district, the skewed outcomes of our current system would be a thing of the past. Voters that are now shut-out, like Republicans in Massachusetts or Democrats in Oklahoma, would win their fair share of representation. In every state, the number of seats earned by each party would align far more closely to their share of the vote.

- A fair shot for moderates and independents. With proportional outcomes and a wider variety of candidates advancing to the general election, fair representation voting would reduce the outsized influence of partisan primary voters and empower the far larger and more representative electorate that participates in general elections. Like other groups, moderates would be empowered by the Fair Representation Act to win their fair share of representation.

This is a critical moment in our Democracy, and our Politics are in dire need of Reform. The Fair Representation Act is the most Comprehensive approach to improving congressional Elections in American history. It will create a fair National Standard that combines Ranked-Choice Voting and Multi-Winner Districts, drawn by an Independent Commission. Under this Plan, every Voter will live in a District that Matters, and be able to Cast a Vote that makes a difference.

Their Voice will be Heard, and we will have a Representative Democracy that works better for all Americans.

The Fair Representation Act is the Transformative change we need, and FairVote is thrilled to be able to take this step forward as they celebrate their 25th Anniversary.

FairVote is pleased that their Board Chair Krist Novoselic and many other FairVote allies will be on hand.

Please join FairVote and Congressman Don Beyer (VA-08) on Monday, June 26th to celebrate. Hors d'oeuvres and Drinks will be provided.

NYC Wins When Everyone Can Vote! Michael H. Drucker
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