Proportional Representation instead of winner takes all.

Most races are won by a minority of votes leaving the majority of voters without representation. We need a system where our representatives are actually representative of the wishes of all the people.


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  • followed this page 2016-07-29 09:02:33 -0700
  • tagged this with somewhat important 2016-01-20 08:53:26 -0800
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  • commented 2015-12-25 12:46:49 -0800
    One very good way to do this is using multi-member districts and choice voting. See
    http://www.fairvote.org/rcv#rcvbenefits
    and the links provided there for more information.
  • commented 2015-12-25 11:56:52 -0800
    This is strategically important for several reasons. (1) Many people do not vote because the two big parties have corrupted democracy. (2) Proportional representation is a way to empower third parties by giving them representation in legislative bodies in relative proportion to voter support for them. (3) This will INCREASE VOTER TURNOUT OVERALL, which would be good for democracy. (4) This will ELECT MORE THIRD PARTY CANDIDATES, which would be good for the Green Party and other parties, reflecting the diverse views of voters. THIS SHOULD BE A HIGH PRIORITY for the Green Party.
  • tagged this with very important 2015-12-25 11:56:52 -0800
  • tagged this with very important 2015-12-21 15:01:45 -0800
  • commented 2015-12-18 00:55:35 -0800
    Our country was founded as a representative democracy. It represented caucasian males who owned property. We have now included women, some racial minorities and some people without property. The next step is to include all citizens regardless of race, gender, or wealth. Proportional Representation will provide a giant step forward.
  • tagged this with very important 2015-12-18 00:55:35 -0800
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  • tagged this with very important 2015-12-13 00:15:56 -0800
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  • commented 2015-12-12 12:17:33 -0800
    This must be specifically for the House of Representatives using the Single Transferable vote method. The Senate must be elected using IRV or Mixed Member PR.
  • tagged this with very important 2015-12-12 10:45:26 -0800
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  • published this page in 2016_strategy2 2015-12-03 17:40:36 -0800