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OSBC Testifies in Opposition to Senate Bill 137 that seeks to ban Ranked Choice Voting in Ohio

OSBC Testifies in Opposition to Senate Bill 137 that seeks to ban Ranked Choice Voting in Ohio Legislation has been introduced in the Ohio legislature to essentially ban municipalities from opting to use ranked choice voting, the democratization of elections. The bill, SB 137, not only results in stopping municipalities from using ranked choice voting […]

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Press Statement: Small Businesses Oppose Effort to Ban Election Method Already Not Legal

For Immediate Release January 29, 2024 Contact: Daniel G. Guerra Jr., 608-212-2391, dguerrajr@altuscampus.com Frank Knapp, 803-600-6874, businessfordemocracyus@gmail.com Small Businesses Oppose Effort to Ban Election Method Already Not Legal The Wisconsin Assembly’s Committee on Campaigns and Elections will hold a public hearing on Assembly Bill 853 on Tuesday, January 30, 2024.  The Bill would ban an election method

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Conservative groups bash effort to allow ranked-choice voting

Post & Courier January 26, 2024 Conservative groups bash effort to allow ranked-choice voting By Nick Reynolds COLUMBIA — South Carolina lawmakers are considering bipartisan legislation to allow municipalities the option to adopt a ranked-choice “instant runoff” system to elect some local offices amid concerns over high-cost, low-turnout runoff elections some communities face each year. The bill, sponsored

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Debate on instant runoff voting continues in Charleston, experts weigh in

WCSC-TV (Charleston, SC) December 26, 2023 Watch Video Debate on instant runoff voting continues in Charleston, experts weigh in By Molly McBride CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) – After a push to allow instant runoff voting in South Carolina, one state representative from the Lowcountry is warning against the highly debated election method. Instant runoff voting, or ranked-choice voting, is

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Small Businesses Support Dropping Talk of Impeaching Justice

For Immediate Release December 21, 2023 Contact: Danniel Gurerra, 608-212-2391, dguerrajr@altuscampus.com Frank Knapp, 803-600-6874, businessfordemocracyus@gmail.com Small Businesses Support Dropping Talk of Impeaching Justice Today Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos indicated that it was “super unlikely” that the Assembly would pursue impeachment of Justice Jane Protasiewicz over her participation in the Courts ruling on the need to redraw

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Statewide groups hold press conference urging Charleston City Council to support Mayor Tecklenburg’s resolution on Instant Runoff Voting

  December 16, 2023 Statewide groups hold press conference urging Charleston City Council to support Mayor Tecklenburg’s resolution on Instant Runoff Voting On December 14th, four statewide organizations held a press conference in Charleston, SC, to support Mayor John Tecklenburg’s upcoming resolution calling on the state legislature to give municipalities the option to use instant

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Small Businesses call for passage of Senate Bill 528 to democratize Congressional elections

  For Immediate Release December 11, 2023  Small Businesses call for passage of Senate Bill 528 to democratize Congressional elections  Madison, WI—The Wisconsin Business for Democracy (BfD-WI) collaborative, formed in 2022, represents the voice of small business on issues related to protecting democracy.  Leaders of the collaborative are calling for the Wisconsin state Senate to

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See which Kalamazoo County ballot proposals passed in Tuesday’s election

“It is now time for Michigan legislators to allow municipalities to use ranked choice voting.”  Frank Knapp Jr., Director, Business for Democracy MLive.com November 8, 2023 See which Kalamazoo County ballot proposals passed in Tuesday’s election By Ryan Boldrey | rboldrey@mlive.com KALAMAZOO COUNTY, MI — Voters across Kalamazoo County decided on five ballot proposals Tuesday,

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Michigan cities approve ranked choice voting for municipal elections. Now state law must change.

  For Immediate Release November 7, 2023 Contact: Frank Knapp, 803-600-6874, businessfordemocracyus@gmail.com Hanna Schulze, 616-402-4099, hanna@peoplefirsteconomy.org Michigan cities approve ranked choice voting for municipal elections Now state law must change Grand Rapids, MI—Voters in three Michigan cities—East Lansing, Kalamazoo, and Royal Oak—have approved ballet measures to use ranked choice voting in future municipal elections if

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Small businesses call for a better democracy in Kalamazoo, East Lansing, Royal Oak

For Immediate Release October 25, 2023 Contact: Frank Knapp, 803-600-6874, businessfordemocracyus@gmail.com Hanna Schulze, 616-402-4099, hanna@peoplefirsteconomy.org Small businesses call for a better democracy in Kalamazoo, East Lansing, Royal Oak On November 7, 2023, the Michigan cities of Kalamazoo, East Lansing, and Royal Oak will hold local elections.  On the ballot of these municipalities is a citizen-driven

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