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Ranked-Choice Voting: How does it work?

Every American deserves to have their voice heard in our elections, from city council to the presidency. Those who are serving in elected office should reflect the beliefs of the people. In a democracy, the people have the power— and voters should have the final say. Yet, the way our voting systems are designed can limit voter’s choices. Ranked-choice voting offers a solution.


What Far Too Many Are Missing About Donald Trump’s Racism

Every American must remember not to just denounce President Trump's racist attacks, but to also reject it as a political strategy.

The Mueller Report Adapted by Author of Black Hawk Down and Illustrator of Archer

Mark Bowden, author of "Black Hawk Down" and Chad Hurd, the art director of "Archer" collaborated to bring out the drama of The Mueller Report -- one more way to get more Americans to engage with this important record of historic levels of unethical, illegal, and unconstitutional behavior by the Trump campaign and White House.

Voting & Elections 07.29.2019

Is Trump Following Russia’s Lead on Elections?

President Trump has sided with Vladimir Putin over the US intelligence community about Russia's influence on the 2016 election. With police cracking down on public dissent in Moscow and efforts in the US to curtail protest, engineer minority rule, consolidate media ownership and concentrate wealth into fewer and fewer hands, is Russia Trump's model for America's future?

Voting & Elections 07.26.2019

#MoscowMitch: Joe Scarborough Lays Out the Threat to Democracy From Russia and the Senate

We have solutions that can protect our elections. The House has passed a bill. The Senate Intelligence Committee report warns that Russians are attacking us again. #MoscowMitch says nothing, does nothing. And Trump? #Nyet.

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