July 25, 2014

Contact: Jeanne Massey, FairVote Minnesota Executive Director
Phone: 612-850-6897


Block Party to Showcase Ranked Choice Voting

Minneapolis FairVote Minnesota is proud to announce that the organization has teamed up with Red Stag Supperclub and The Growler for Minneapolis's First Collaboration Festival, In Cahoots, on Sunday, August 3rd, 2014.

The block party event will allow attendees to vote for their favorite beer using Ranked Choice Voting, the wildly popular and successful election reform already used by Minneapolis and Saint Paul for municipal elections. Instead of choosing only one candidate or in this case, beer Ranked Choice VotinRg allows voters to rank their choices in order of preference, ensuring that voters true beliefs are accurately represented.

In Cahoots is a wonderful opportunity to have fun while also demonstrating the power of Ranked Choice Voting, said Jeanne Massey, FairVote Minnesota Executive Director. This is another example of the momentum were seeing statewide around Ranked Choice Voting, and were thrilled by this unique opportunity to give even more voters the chance to experience RCV for themselves!

Eight local Minnesota breweries have teamed up to create 4 teams for In Cahoots, each of which will debut a new craft brewing collaboration. The teams are:

  • Bang Brewing & Summit Brewing Company
  • Fitgers Brewhouse & Bent Paddle Brewing
  • Schells Brewery & Sociable Cider Werks
  • Fulton Brewery & Dangerous Man Brewing Company

In Cahoots will also feature live music from the talents of Sonny Knight & the Lakers, Alpha Consumer, Frankie Lee, Shiro Dame, & E.L. No.

Polling after the Minneapolis Mayor Election in 2013 showed that voters overwhelmingly approved the election reform. Nearly 70 percent of Minneapolis voters said theyd like to continue to using RCV in municipal elections and more than 60 percent want to see RCV implemented in our state elections.

For more information on FairVote Minnesota and Ranked Choice Voting, please visit

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