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Thursday, October 21, 2004

Support Instant Runoff Voting!

We've got a group working here in Ann Arbor trying to get IRV on the 2005 ballot, and Ferndale will be voting on it this year. We're hoping that it spreads like a juicy rumor until everyone in America can vote for the candidates they really like. An even more exciting development would be if Congress would just pass a bill requiring that IRV be used in all elections for federal office. Well, Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr. (D-IL) has introduced just such a bill, HR 5293. But don't just sit there smiling because real democracy is finally on the march. Call your Congresscritter and tell him or her to support HR 5293! You can reach any Congressional office through the Capitol switchboard: 800-839-5276. Just ask for your own Congresscritter.

More info on IRV can be found here. To get involved in Ann Arbor's effort to restore IRV (we were the first to get IRV back in 1974, and the first to lose it in 1976), go to our web site.