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|Nirvana Bassist Krist Novoselic hosts Instant Runoff Voting Fundraiser|
|Date||Wednesday July 09|
|Time||7:30 PM - 9:00 PM|
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2534 Mission St.
I hope to see some of you at this event/fundraiser with Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic in San Francisco (Wednesday evening [tomorrow] at 7:30 pm at the Foreign Cinema in the Mission district). This November, ranked choice voting/instant runoff voting is on the ballot in Memphis, TN, Glendale, AZ and St. Paul, MN. Also soon we will know if proportional representation will be on the ballot in Cincinnati. Fundraisers are being organized around the country to support these important reform efforts. Please come and join myself, Krist, Rob Richie from FairVote and others for this fundraiser in San Francisco. We have some great opportunities for big wins this fall. Every dollar raised on July 9th is going to these campaigns. See below the note from Krist about it. Here are the details about the event:
WHEN: 7:30 pm to 9 pm, July 9, Wednesday evening
WHERE: Foreign Cinema, 2534 Mission Street, San Francisco, http://www.foreigncinema.com/directions/
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From Krist Novoselic
I'm writing to invite you to be a part of something special.
On July 9th at 7:30 pm, I will be joined by FairVote's Rob Richie, New America Foundation's Steven Hill and local leaders in the drive for one of the most compelling electoral reforms of our time: ranked choice voting.
Full details are below and at http://www.fairvote.org/sfevent - but we'll gather from 7:30 to 9 pm at Foreign Cinema in downtown San Francisco.
Some of you know ranked choice voting as instant runoff voting. Some of you as majority voting. I know it as the key to unlocking a new wave of democracy.
This year holds every promise to open that door to ranked choice voting all across America. But we need your help. Hundreds of thousands of voters will shortly be voting on ranked choice voting. Ranked choice voting has already qualified for the ballot in:
* Memphis, Tennessee: A charter commission unanimously recommended ranked choice voting in the second largest city in the southeastern United States.
* St. Paul, Minnesota: A broadly and deeply supported petition campaign promises to have St. Paul join its "twin city" Minneapolis in adopting ranked choice voting, boosting efforts for statewide adoption.
* Glendale, Arizona: Home of the 2008 Super Bowl, Glendale will vote on a ballot measure backed by the League of Women Voters of Arizona in a state where ranked choice voting promises to spread quickly.
In addition, Los Angeles holds every promise to vote on ranked choice voting in the coming year, quite possibly as soon as March. In Ohio, Cincinnati may have a chance to bring back the "proportional voting" form of ranked choice voting. Other cities are moving to ballot measures as well.
These advances are happening in the midst of a presidential campaign where every single leading candidate -- including major party nominees Barack Obama and John McCain -- support ranked choice voting. A sweep of these campaigns will create real conditions for change.
We can do it. Advocates for ranked choice voting indeed have won 13 of the last 14 local ballot measures advancing this quietly powerful election reform. But we need your help.
I chair FairVote and have an obligation to raise funds to keep its work moving forward. But that's not why we're holding this event. On July 9th, we have one and only one purpose: supporting campaigns for ranked choice voting. Every dollar we raise will go to action in the next six months.
So please -- join us in a wonderful venue for drinks, food and a discussion on how election reform can transform democracy as we know it. I will be joined at the event by our host committee: David Wilner, Aleks Totic and Mitzi Johnson.
WHEN: 7:30 pm to 9 pm, July 9
WHERE: Foreign Cinema, http://www.foreigncinema.com/directions/
WHAT: Updates on this fall's campaigns and how they fit into a national strategic vision for reform
WHO: Krist Novoselic, Steven Hill, Rob Richie -- and many more, including you!
For more information, please contact FairVote at rsvp [at] fairvote.org. If you cannot attend, I encourage you to make a contribution to help advance the way democracy will be at http://www.fairvote.org/donate/.