Tell Your Legislator You Want Ranked Choice Voting Statewide
OUR ELECTIONS AREN’T WORKING FOR ALL OF US
Our elections aren't working for either voters or candidates.In
elections across the U.S. and here in Oregon, voters are pressured to
vote “strategically,” campaigns are increasingly toxic and expensive,
and candidates who lack broad support win with less than a majority of
the vote – leaving voters feeling like our voices aren’t heard. As
voters, we deserve to vote for candidates that reflect our communities
and whose values we share.
RANKED CHOICE VOTING: A SIMPLE WAY TO IMPROVE OUR ELECTIONS
Ranked choice voting is a simple improvement to our elections, giving voters more power and more meaningful choices.
By giving voters the option to rank candidates in order of preference,
ranked choice voting results in more representative outcomes and puts
more power in the hands of voters – where it belongs. Now, we have an
opportunity to bring it statewide to Oregon.
JOIN US IN WRITING LEGISLATORS
Let your legislator know you want to bring ranked choice voting to ALL of Oregon!Use the template below as a guide to share with your legislator why YOU think it’s important to pass HB 2004:
Say that you're supporting ranked choice voting and HB 2004
Brieflystate why YOU support ranked choice voting. The more personalized, the better!
Thank the legislatorfor their time, andask if they plan on supporting HB 2004
free to use any of the following talking points when writing your email
to legislators. Remember that your legislator wants to hear from YOU,
so don’t just copy and paste–write these in your own words!
HB 2004 will establish more reflective elected bodies.Ranked choice voting will allow candidates to run without fear of splitting the vote, paving the way for more first time candidates and candidates from diverse backgrounds.
HB 2004 gives voters more voice and more meaningful choices. Ranked choice voting will allow you to choose the candidates you like best, without worrying that you are wasting your vote.
HB 2004 is Oregon’s next step in election reform.At
a time when democracy is on the line across the nation, ranked choice
voting provides a simple solution to create more inclusive and equitable
elections for Oregonians from every community.