FairVote Issues Winning in Maryland

Due to the efforts of former FairVote board member and first-term Senator Jamie Raskin as well as FairVote Action's Ryan O'Donnell, Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley signed the National Popular Vote bill into law, making the Free State the first to join an interstate compact to elect the president by popular vote.

The Governor also signed a FairVote-backed bill to establish Constitution Day in Maryland to teach all students about civic participation, with a voter registration component. This bill is a great first step toward FairVote's goal of the government sharing the responsibility of voter registration with its citizens and educating students about voting before graduation.

[ Read article in The Nation ]
[ Read story in The Washington Post ]