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Debbie Schaffner


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  • rsvped for National RCV Letter to the Editor Workshop 2024-03-03 14:35:36 -0500

    National RCV Letter to the Editor Workshop

    A great way to spread a positive message about Ranked Choice Voting throughout Ohio is for all of us to write Letters to The Editor (LTEs). Join us as Ohioans attend this Rank the Vote Workshop at the national level. You'll learn best practices and strategies to write an LTE for your local or regional news outlets. Download the Rank the Vote Ohio LTE Toolkit for more help at the state level too.  We look forward to seeing you there.

    Sign up: Register for this event here (you must register with Rank the Vote to get the Zoom link). 

    WHEN
    March 04, 2024 at 8:00pm
    WHERE
    Zoom - Register with Rank the Vote at https://rankthevote.us/letters_workshop
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  • rsvped for Democracy Solutions Summit 2024-03-03 13:27:08 -0500

    Democracy Solutions Summit

    Day 1 of RepresentWomen's Democracy Solutions Summit focuses on Ranked Choice Voting!  Ranked choice voting is the fastest-growing election reform in the nation and, with two statewide and several municipal ballot measures happening this year, 2024 is the biggest year yet for ranked choice voting. Day one of the 2024 Democracy Solutions Summit brings to the table the women who have been, and continue to be, vital to this work. From US Senators to top women philanthropists to grassroots campaign leaders, we will hear all about the state of ranked choice voting. 

    ### Expert Discussion 1: Deep Dive on Alaska

    Time: 3:05-3:30pm ET
    In 2022, Alaska used ranked choice voting statewide for the very first time. Day One kicks off with a live fireside chat between US Senator Lisa Murkowski (AK), US Representative Mary Peltola (AK), and Alaska State Senator Cathy Giessel all about the impact ranked choice voting has had on democracy and representation in Alaska, and why the "Alaska model" is so important for voters during this presidential election year.

    ### Expert Discussion 2: The Women Funding the Movement

    Time: 3:30-4:10pm ET
    The work to strengthen our democracy wouldn't be possible without the investment of generous donors. Historically, due to centuries of systemic barriers and cultural practices, philanthropy has been dominated by men. This has a significant impact on what is deemed a priority, and which solutions are considered worth investment.  RepresentWomen wants to shift that narrative and highlight the women who are investing in bold and innovative solutions where our country needs them most. The second session of Day One will be a fireside chat between Winny Chen, Associate Director for the Governance program at Democracy Fund, and Laura Arnold, philanthropist and co-founder of Arnold Ventures, who will share their funding philosophies and why investing in voting reform is so important.
    Immediately following that conversation, Erika Wood , Senior Program Officer at the Ford Foundation, and Emily Lockwood of Pivotal Ventures will highlight some practical ways funders can get involved in this work.

    ### Take Action Panel: 2024 Ranked Choice Voting Ballot Measures and How You Can Get Involved

    Time: 4:10-4:55pm ET
    The day wraps up by bringing it close to home with a panel conversation with the leaders of a few key RCV ballot measure campaigns that are happening as we speak. It just so happens that the leaders of these campaigns are all women! (Are we really that surprised?) Diane Silver, Advocacy Manager at FairVote, will sit down with Sol Mora of RCV Oregon and Lisa Rice of the Making All Voices Count effort in Washington, DC, to hear what we need to know about these campaigns, how things are going, and how we can get involved. We are also hoping to hear from the Colorado effort and the Alaska protect-the-win effort!

    RSVP BELOW TO RECEIVE THE OFFICIAL LINK FOR REGISTRATION

    WHEN
    March 05, 2024 at 3:00pm
    WHERE
    Online Event
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  • Central Ohio Volunteers Spring Gathering - Rank Your Chili House Party

    Central Ohio volunteers are invited to join the spring gathering in the spirit of St. Patrick's Day! We will canvass at the St. Patrick's Day parade in the morning (not required), followed by a house party to rank your favorite chili.  Feel free to bring any item to share if chili cooking is not your stronghold. :-)  Please RSVP below for address and details.  Let's celebrate the spring and have a good time!

    WHEN
    March 09, 2024 at 12:00pm
    WHERE
    Dublin, OH
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  • Live Outreach in Columbus - Columbus State Community College

    Join us as we talk with students about Ranked Choice Voting. We'll meet in front of Davidson Hall on the Columbus State campus.  Canvass for an hour or three hours - any help you can give would be terrific!

    You can bring your own pen/clipboard and practice beforehand with our quick-start canvassing kit or a pitch training on zoom, OR we will provide you with supplies and show you how to give a quick pitch for Instant Runoffs on the spot! Can you RSVP below to join us?

    WHEN
    March 07, 2024 at 10:30am
    WHERE
    Columbus State Community College (Davidson Hall)
    520 E Spring St
    Columbus, OH 43215
    United States
    Google map and directions
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  • Live Outreach in Columbus - St. Patrick's Day Parade

    Join us as we talk with parade goers about Ranked Choice Voting. We'll meet in front of Jeni’s Ice Creams.  After we introduce each other and practice canvassing, we'll split into small teams to grow the movement for better elections in Ohio. 

    You can bring your own pen/clipboard and practice beforehand with our quick-start canvassing kit or a pitch training on zoom, OR we will provide you with supplies and show you how to give a quick pitch for Instant Runoffs on the spot! Can you RSVP below to join us?  You're also invited to join the Central Ohio volunteers spring gathering immediately after the canvass.  Please see details here.

    WHEN
    March 09, 2024 at 10:00am
    WHERE
    Jeni’s Ice Creams
    1 W Bridge St
    Dublin, OH 43017
    United States
    Google map and directions
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  • Live Outreach in Columbus - Franklin County Board of Elections

    Join us as we talk with voters about Ranked Choice Voting. We'll meet in front of Papa John's.  After we introduce each other and practice canvassing, we'll split into small teams to grow the movement for better elections in Ohio. 

    You can bring your own pen/clipboard and practice beforehand with our quick-start canvassing kit or a pitch training on zoom, OR we will provide you with supplies and show you how to give a quick pitch for Instant Runoffs on the spot! Can you RSVP below to join us? 

    WHEN
    March 16, 2024 at 11:00am
    WHERE
    Franklin County Board of Elections
    1700 Morse Rd
    Columbus, OH 43229
    United States
    Google map and directions
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  • signed Sign to Oppose SB 137 2023-07-30 11:37:46 -0400
    Baltimore Village Council

    Sign to Oppose SB 137 and Protect Home Rule for Ohio Communities

    510 signatures
    Regardless of how local leaders feel about Ranked Choice Voting, we are opposed to SB 137's violation of Local Home Rule. Ohio localities should be allowed to decide for themselves if RCV or other election methods are more appropriate for our communities than pick-one, plurality-wins elections. Big government should not unfairly punish communities if we choose to achieve majority rule through RCV or other means. Please sign below to protect Ohio communities' right to Home Rule.
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  • signed Sign to Support RCV 2023-01-29 15:52:46 -0500

    Sign to Support RCV

    I support Instant Runoffs with Ranked Choice Ballots in Ohio!

    2,663 signatures

    Instant Runoffs with Ranked Choice Voting simply require a majority to win, while giving all voters more choice and more voice so that you can vote for your true favorite without feeling like your vote is wasted. When you have backup choices, more parties and candidates can run because you don't have to worry about "spoilers" and you can have more confidence that your vote will actually matter. Political toxicity decreases when candidates have to focus on problem-solving and finding common ground to win a majority instead of simply attacking the "other side" as the greater evil. So you can vote your hopes, not your fears!

    Our team is working with allies on potential ballot language, but in the meantime we need to build our list to show the political class that Ohioans want Ranked Choice Voting in Ohio. Please sign here and spread awareness by inviting your friends!

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