E-Newsletter September 21, 2006

Released September 21, 2006
FairVote NewsFlash

September 21st, 2006

Watch the New Instant Runoff Voting Video and Support November Ballot Measures!

Courtesy: The Better Ballot Campaign

Instant runoff voting: it's one of those great ideas that begs the question: “why don't we use it already?” IRV ensures that winners have a majority of the vote, making leadership more accountable. IRV allows voters to vote without fear of “spoiling.” When folding two elections into one, IRV means it takes less money to run, more voters pick their representatives and candidates run cleaner campaigns.

IRV is on the November ballot in four cities with a combined population of more than 1.5 million people: Minneapolis (MN), Pierce County (WA), Davis (CA) and Oakland (CA). The campaigns are doing a terrific job — please see their websites below, and enjoy the first-class new video from the Minneapolis campaign.

With these wins, this year's state legislative success in North Carolina and national backers like John McCain, Howard Dean and Barack Obama, we have reached a tipping point. But we have less than seven weeks to win four campaigns to show IRV's popularity and viability. Each of these campaigns needs our support.

Let's win! To help make the campaigns a smashing success, I am writing to ask you to do two things:

1. Please volunteer to make phone calls to boost the campaign by sending an email to volunteer4irv@fairvote.org

2. Please donate TODAY to support the campaigns. We have set up a special fund that will ONLY support these campaigns. Every single dollar of your donation will go directly to advertising, mailing, and organizing that can deliver a clean sweep for IRV. But don't wait — the campaigns need funds right now to make plans to reach hundreds of thousands of voters.

Click to Donate:

For those who prefer to mail contributions, please send your check today to FairVote - 6930 Carroll Ave, suite 610, Takoma Park, MD 20912.

Now it all depends on you!

Rob Richie's 

Rob Richie
Executive Director

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Campaign web sites:
Yes on Three - Pierce County, WA | Better Ballot Campaign - Minneapolis, MN | Davis Choice Voting - Davis, CA | Yes on O - Oakland, CA

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