Help Us Advance RCV at Precinct Caucuses - Feb. 4!
One great way to help move Ranked Choice Voting forward in Minnesota is by attending your precinct caucus on Tuesday, Feb. 4. Caucuses are a fun, rewarding way to participate in grassroots democracy and connect with likeminded neighbors. You can find out where your caucus takes place this year by using this simple tool on the Secretary of States website.
Whatever your party affiliation, there are several things you can do to advocate for RCV on Feb. 4:
- Urge your state legislators to pass our "local option" bill (SF 335; HF 367) that gives local communities the tools and flexibility to adopt RCV if they choose.
Help us sign up new supporters! Contact us to get a signup form and pass it around your precinct its easy and a great way to talk to your fellow caucus-goers about RCV!
Urge your favorite candidate or better yet, all candidates for Secretary of State to talk about their support for Ranked Choice Voting.
Become a delegate to your district or county convention this spring to continue advocating for RCV throughout this election year. Check your partys website (www.dfl.org, www.independenceminnesota.org, www.mngreens.org, www.mngop.com) to find out when and where your local unit convention is being held.
And speak out against myths and misinformation spread by anti-reformists who have a vested interest in the old plurality system. Click here for a breakdown of the highly successful 2013 Minneapolis election by the numbers and a myth-busting FAQ.
There are more ways to help, too, depending on your party affiliation:
If youre caucusing DFL, remind your fellow caucus-goers that support for Ranked Choice Voting is now part of the partys ongoing platform and talk about why youre a strong supporter of this important reform! Urge your state legislators to pass our "local option" bill!
If youre caucusing IP, remind your fellow caucus-goers that support for RCV is in your partys ongoing platform, and talk about why youre a strong supporter of this important reform.
If youre caucusing Republican, know that support for RCV is growing in the GOP thanks in part to forward-thinking citizens like you! Let your fellow caucus-goers know why youre an RCV advocate and let your legislators know that youre counting on them to help pass our "local option bill. Contact us for information you can share with your precinct.
Contact Mike Griffin for more information and to sign up! As always, thanks for all you do to improve democracy in Minnesota!