Vote Our Values
Voters should vote their values and choose their favorite candidate, not just the one with the biggest bank account or the most “electable”.
Elected officials should have to win with a real majority and appeal to a broad coalition of voters.
Multiple people in similar communities should be able to run for office without fear of splitting the vote and reducing their community’s voting power like in our current system.
DC has two recurring election outcomes
that goes against these values:
1) Elections are won with less than majority support
If a candidate wins with 30% of the vote, that means 70% of voters did not vote for them.
2) Voters who are hesitant to vote their values because they fear splitting the vote, or worry about “electability” - especially in crowded races.
Who we elect as leaders determines what is possible, from how the budget is allocated to who has access to resources. The people we elect must be held accountable to the majority of the people.
Ranked Choice Voting is a simple change that gives you the power to rank your choices instead of choosing just one candidate.
If your favorite candidate doesn't win,
you vote moves to your back-up choices.
Candidates actually have to win a real majority of the vote (over 50%).
We can free ourselves to vote for who we really want!
Problems that RCV helps dissolve:
Worrying about the "Electability" Myth
Splitting the Vote
Having to pressure candidates to drop out
Vote shaming and voter apathy
Democratic party managing its "Big Tent"
Domination and Political Toxicity
Crowded Primaries producing non-majority candidates
Newcomers and outsiders in politics being shut out
RCV not only changes our elections, but also changes the culture of power and politics. It is the beginning of building a State of the Future that encourages candidates to campaign with a positive vision of the future and elects more women and people of color to positions of leadership.
What is Ranked Choice Voting?
Join Our Coalition!
We're building a strong coalition of organizations and individuals across DC. If your organization or community wants to endorse, just sign our letter of support:
And if you'd like to be a part of organizing for this incredible change to our broken system, reach out: