Rank the Vote!

I support ranked-choice voting (RCV) because it promotes moderation without compromising one's morals. RCV removes the spoiler effect and "throwaway" votes, and it ensures that elected candidates--especially in primary elections--receive a majority of the vote, not just a plurality. It also saves time and money by having an instant runoff built into one election.

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  • commented on March Statewide Meeting 2023-01-30 12:30:14 -0500
    The “Unleashing Opportunity” link goes to an Amazon webpage
  • rsvped for Northeast Ohio Chapter Meeting 2023-01-27 12:48:27 -0500

    Northeast Ohio Chapter Meeting

    Join our Northeast Ohio Chapter Meeting to help raise local awareness and support for Ranked Choice Voting! We're building a team of volunteers from so we can work together on relational organizing and in-person outreach — like canvassing at local events, speaking engagements, and house parties.

    All are welcome to join us immediately afterward for food/drinks at Rays Place!

    RSVP for more details and/or for the link to join remotely via Zoom.

    WHEN
    February 09, 2023 at 7:00pm
    WHERE
    Kent Free Library
    312 W Main St
    Kent, OH 44240
    United States
    Google map and directions
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  • commented on National RCV Letter to the Editor Party 2023-01-27 12:31:10 -0500
    Is this replacing the “all-hands” meeting?
  • rsvped for All-Hands Volunteers Meeting 2023-01-27 12:30:47 -0500

    All-Hands Volunteers Meeting

    All team leads, chapter leads, and active volunteers are invited to join our monthly all-hands meetings to share updates so we can learn from each other and coordinate as our organization grows across Ohio.

    WHEN
    February 06, 2023 at 8:00pm
    WHERE
    Zoom - RSVP for the link
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  • signed Sign the Petition 2023-01-27 12:04:54 -0500

    Petition

    I support Instant Runoffs with Ranked Choice Ballots in Ohio!

    99 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 that Ohioans want Ranked Choice Voting in Ohio. Please sign here and spread awareness by inviting your friends!

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  • endorsed 2023-01-24 19:26:02 -0500

    Endorsements

    Ranked Choice Voting helps your vote matter. By prioritizing the candidate that the majority wants in office instead of pushing voters to vote against the candidate they don't want in office, RCV leads to a voting system we can all agree on. Organizations, political parties, and politicians across the state have reached out to endorse this newer, better voting system; will you be our next endorsement? 

    Cleveland VOTES

    Cleveland VOTES is a nonpartisan democracy building and mobilizing entity that aims to strengthen civic muscle and power to ensure we have a more informed, participatory, and cohesive community.

     

    Shammas Malik

    Akron City Councilmember 

    Our Revolution Ohio

    "Ranked Choice Voting offers the best opportunity for legitimate change in leadership in this country away from the corruption and 'politics as usual'"

    Hamilton County Libertarian Party

    "We believe that the political party options are too constrained and do not serve the people of Ohio well. The best way to be represented at the ballot box is to avoid simply voting for the lesser of two evils."

    Andrew Yang

    2020 Democratic Primary Candidate | Forward Party Co-Chair

    Ohio Green Party

    "The Green Party seeks to repair our electoral system, from how elections are financed, to conducting them in more fair and representative ways, to ensure accountability and transparency on  all levels of government. We fully support Rank the Vote Ohio to ensure that the eventual winner has majority support and allows voters to express their preferences knowing that supporting their favorite candidate will not inadvertently help their least favorite candidate." 

    Ohio Move to Amend

    "Ranked choice voting is a vital step to increasing voter participation, the diversity of candidates, the discussion of issues, and the overall integrity of elections."

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    The American Solidarity Party of Ohio

    "The American Solidarity Party of Ohio proudly endorses Rank the Vote Ohio in its efforts to bring a more civil tone, a more diverse slate of candidates, and a more level playing field for third parties to our democracy through ranked choice voting."

    Unitarian Universalist Justice of Ohio

    "Ranked Choice Voting offers a path away from harmful, and often false, binary choices that American voters must typically make. Ohioans deserve the opportunity to vote for the best candidate of their choice, not for the one candidate they dislike the least. Justice is served when our democracy operates in a manner that honors the voices of everyone."

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  • donated 2023-01-09 19:15:09 -0500