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“At its core, though each election is a runoff where two people survived for a second round, Georgia highlights the absurdity of winner-take-all elections — especially when so many Americans are already frustrated by limited choices.” – Howie Fain
“Albany’s Measure BB would serve as a model for California if Gov. Newsom stops blocking reform efforts” – Editorial Staff
“The recent results in Georgia demonstrate the continued effectiveness of the runoff requirement in keeping Black candidates from reaching elected office.”
The Eastpointe documentary is now available for streaming. Please share it with your colleagues, friends, and networks. MED will host public screenings in 2021. If you would like to co-host, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Media questions can be directed to the film maker, Grace McNally. Once you’ve watched the documentary, please watch the Eastpointe World Premiere
George Cheung describes how a more representative, multiparty democracy help lead the way to racial equity.
Ranked Choice Tennessee is a new organization, headquartered in Memphis, that advocates and educates around Ranked Choice Voting (RCV). Even though Memphis voters have voted on this issue three times in two record-turnout elections, policymakers at various levels of government are erecting barriers to its implementation.
Largely white parts of the country gain more power as more people are locked up. Meanwhile, the neighborhoods most affected by overpolicing lose power. This insidious reality is prison gerrymandering, and we can stop it by changing the way we count incarcerated persons.
If signed into law, Oregon will join California and Washington in enacting state-based voting rights protections that make it easier for communities to challenge flawed electoral systems. The OVRA applies to school districts, education service districts, and community college districts, where communities of color are systemically under-represented.