FairVote Minnesota Events
Democracy Town Hall Series, co-hosted w/ Clean Elections MN
Sundays, February 21, 28, and March 14, 21, and 28, at 4PM.
“What must be done to strengthen our democracy?”
Join FairVote MN and Clean Elections MN as we answer that question through a statewide, month-long, Democracy Town Hall Tour.
Together we will explore solutions such as Ranked Choice Voting, campaign finance reform, fighting voter suppression, redistricting and more. Join us in your region and get plugged in to the movement.
N & E Metro – 2/21. Special Guest: Attorney General Keith Ellison
S MN & S Metro – 2/28. Special Guest: Congresswoman Angie Craig
Greater MN – 3/14
N & W Metro – 3/21. Special Guest: Congressman Dean Phillips
Minneapolis Metro – 3/28. Special Guest: Congresswoman Ilhan Omar
Ranked Choice Voting 101
Twice monthly: 2nd Thursday at Noon and 4th Tuesday at 6pm.
Momentum for RCV continues to grow in Minnesota and nationwide. From Maine to Alaska and in cities and towns across the country, voters are choosing Ranked Choice Voting as a much needed improvement to our electoral system.
Join us to learn more about the benefits of Ranked Choice Voting and hear about the movement for Ranked Choice Voting in Minnesota. Learn how the ballots are counted and ask questions!
Everyone is welcome.
FairVote Minnesota frequently conducts training and informational sessions for community groups. If you’d like to schedule one contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fighting for Our Democracy with Secretary of State Steve Simon
December 27, 2020
Amazing! More than 100 people joined us on December 27th for our special zoom event, Fighting for our Democracy with Special Guest Secretary of State Steve Simon.
Secretary Simon outlined the unique challenges posed by holding an election during a once in a century pandemic and how despite those challenges, we achieved close to 80% voter turnout — the highest in the nation and the highest voter turnout in Minnesota in 64 years! Thank you to Secretary Simon and our election workers — and Minnesta voters — for persevering to achieve this result…
A Tale of Two Crises: Political Polarization and COVID-19 with Dr. Michael Osterholm and Andy Slavitt
September 30, 2020
On Wednesday, September 30th, more than 300 people from around the country logged in to join FairVote Minnesota’s event, A Tale of Two Crises: Political Polarization and Covid-19.
The conversation made clear that political polarization and leadership failures have made consistent, collaborative action on the virus difficult, if not impossible, and Ranked Choice Voting is among the most promising reforms to address that polarization given its viability and track record…
Creating a Racially Just Democracy with Danielle Allen, Stephen Heintz and Sondra Samuels
August 27, 2020
Wow! More than 400 people tuned in on Thursday to join our event, Creating a Racially Just Democracy. Many of you were inspired by the hopeful message of our expert panel — that we can join together with common purpose and reform our government so it is responsive to the people and addresses the challenges of racial injustice.
Danielle Allen and Stephen Heintz, co-chairs of the Commission on the Practice of Democratic Citizenship, a project of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, joined Sondra Samuels, President and CEO of the Northside Achievement Zone (NAZ) to discuss the Commission’s Report on America’s declining political institutions, recommendations to strengthen our democracy, and ways in which these reforms can help create a more racially inclusive and responsive government…
Polarization in a Time of Crisis with Dr. Lee Drutman and Congressman Dean Phillips
May 21, 2020
Over 400 people tuned in on May 6 to hear from national leaders about dangers facing our democracy and what we can do about it.
Polarization in a Time of Crisis, with author and award-winning political scientist Lee Drutman and U.S. Congressman Dean Phillips, was well attended and hugely successful!
These two national leaders joined FairVote MN Executive Director Jeanne Massey, Board Member Dr. Michael Osterholm, and business leader Marilyn Carlson Nelson for a vibrant conversation about how political polarization is standing in the way of an effective public response to the pandemic crisis and nearly every other issue facing our nation. They agreed that Ranked Choice Voting is one of the most powerful, proven reforms to fix what is broken in our democracy…