April 10, 2021This is a call to action.
We are now midway through the 87th Texas Legislative Session. Three RCV bills were filed in the House, one in the Senate. You can see details on our website.
The House will hold a hearing on HB740 this Thursday, April 15. This bill would enable military and overseas voters to use RCV to ensure that their votes are counted in the event of a runoff.
January 22, 2021
This quarter’s update has a lot of ground to cover. The events in the Capitol on January 6 make us determined to work on ways to prevent anything like this from happening again. As FairVote CEO Rob Ritchie said, "Our problems have deep and complex roots that go far beyond electoral rules. But making our representative democracy work demands changing the incentives of how to get elected and stay in office. Until we reform our elections, too many of our political leaders will be incentivized to reinforce these divides and deepen polarization."
October 19, 2020
As Election Day approaches, it seems appropriate to think about how our political system is
Ranked Choice Voting (RCV) isn’t a cure-all but will help on three fronts...
July 16, 2020
During this momentous year with an historic pandemic, and economy in turmoil, national and
local election campaigns, and a renewed focus on racial justice, we continue to hold dearly
our rights to hold public debates and to elect our leaders. And we wish to thank you for your
active participation in our democracy and in protecting its long-term health.
April 20, 2020
Here is a brief update since we last communicated with you in January:
• Several volunteers greeted voters at the polls on Super Tuesday, handed out our new
Ranked Choice Voting flyer which you can see on our website, and discussed why
Texas should adopt it. This helped us double our number of signed-up supporters. At
the appropriate time, we plan to ask our supporters to contact their legislators.