A PRESENTATION from the YES ON 2 CAMPAIGN with Rev. Vernon Walker, Campaign Consultant and Alex Arsenault, Field Director, Voter Choice MA
YES on 2 began as a grassroots-driven movement to build awareness around an improvement to our elections known as Ranked Choice Voting (RCV). RCV helps reduce the issues of vote-splitting and so-called "spoiler" candidates -- common problems which often put pressure on candidates to drop out, and which prevent fresh, diverse voices from running for office in the first place.
RCV levels the playing field -- giving more choice, and guaranteeing a stronger voice for every voter. It eliminates worries about casting a "wasted" vote, regardless of whether or not your favorite candidate is deemed the most "electable," or whether they have the biggest bank account, or whether they drop out before election day after you’ve voted early. RCV encourages candidates to run more positive and issue-based campaigns, and it ensures that candidates win with over 50% support from their district. For a short 1-minute primer on how RCV works, check out the video on the YES on 2 website.
This year, YES on 2 volunteers certified 128,780 signatures with the Secretary of the Commonwealth, placing Ranked Choice Voting on the November 3, 2020 ballot. Now, with only a handful of weeks left, each of us must answer the call to get this initiative over the finish line.
Social Action and Outreach Committee of the Winchester Unitarian Society
with the following Co-Sponsors: Mystic Valley Area Branch, NAACP, League of Women Voters of Winchester, Network for Social Justice, and others TBA.
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