Jonah Minkoff-Zern, co-director of Public Citizen’s Democracy Campaign, shares information on how Public Citizen is keeping track of state legislation to protect election workers and the organization’s legislative tracker. He shares information on the status of action in the states and what others can do to support this effort.
Starting a new year, ASBN’s Business for Democracy state collaboratives share their efforts to protect and strengthen democracy in their states.
Bo Harmon, Campaign Advisor at RepresentUs, talks about how his organization has worked to end political corruption by advocating for reforms such as voting rights, gerrymandering, lobbying, and campaign finance.
John McCrae, Business and Civic Network Director at American Promise talked about his organization’s effort to pass the “For Our Freedom” constitutional amendment to restore the rights of Americans to regulate election money, protect free speech & representation, and combat systemic corruption.
Stan Lockhart, former Chair of the Utah Republican Party and recipient of the prestigious “Ronald Reagan Award” for his service to the party, gave detailed advice for talking with Republican legislators about ranked-choice voting.
Sean Soendker Nicholson, who is directing the “Citizens Not Politicians” campaign in Ohio, discussed the ballot measure he and many other organizations would like to have on the 2024 statewide ballot that would amend the state Constitution to create an independent citizen-led redistricting commission for legislative and Congressional districts.
How Ranked Choice Voting Works When Two or More Seats are to be Filled Using One Ranked Choice Voting Ballot
Liz White, the founding executive director of UpVote Virginia, explained how ranked-choice voting works when two or more seats are to be filled using one ranked-choice voting ballot, as was recently done in the Arlington (VA) County Board Democratic primary.
Josh Daniels, the former Utah County official, the first in his state to oversee ranked choice voting elections, sheds light on how ranked choice voting worked in his municipalities, how it was received by voters, and why some political operatives oppose this more democratic election system.
Stan Lockhart, former Utah Republican Party Chair and self-described conservative & traditionalist Republican, talks about why he supports ranked-choice voting. Southwest Ohio Ranked Choice Voting Chapter meeting.
Shammas Malik, City of Akron’s Mayor-Elect, on why he supports instant runoff voting (ranked choice voting) in Ohio elections.