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DC businesses collaborate to protect and strengthen democracy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Frank Knapp, businessfordemocracyus@gmail.com  businessfordemocracyus@gmail.com , 803-600-6874 NeAnna Ammerman McLean, nammermanmclean@gmail.com, 301-437-1761 DC businesses collaborate to protect and strengthen democracy Washington, D.C. (March 22, 2024) — A Business for Democracy collaborative has formed in Washington, D.C., and joins similar small business groups in eight states. The American Sustainable Business Network (ASBN) launched a […]

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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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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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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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Issue 1: It is already hard enough to amend Ohio’s constitution| Opinion

Columbus Dispatch July 19, 2023 Issue 1: It is already hard enough to amend Ohio’s constitution| Opinion ‘Ohioans have one effective weapon against this power and greed — the citizen-driven ballot initiative to change the constitution with a simple majority of voter approval,’ Mayda Sanchez Shingler Mayda Sanchez Shingler Guest Columnist Our heavily gerrymandered state

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Major business lobbying groups back Issue 1. Some small Ohio businesses are speaking out against it

Ohio Statehouse News Bureau August 2, 2023 Watch entire press conference video here Major business lobbying groups back Issue 1. Some small Ohio businesses are speaking out against it By Jo Ingles Some small businesses gather in Ohio Statehouse on Wednesday, Aug. 2, to explain why they oppose Issue 1.  The Ohio Chamber of Commerce,

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