Good News Stories From the Midterm Elections

by Rebecca Álvarez


Across the nation, voters are deciding to fix what has been broken in our democracy.

In Florida, the Voting Rights Amendment restored the right to vote to ex-felons (except those convicted of murder or sex crimes). The pre-existing law stripping suffrage from these people was originally enacted to oppress African Americans during the Jim Crow era. The number of potential voters affected by this is between 840,000 and 1.4 million people. For a comparison, 840,000 is more people than the entire state populations of Vermont, North Dakota, Alaska, or Wyoming!

Voters successfully addressed the pervasive issue of gerrymandering in many states.
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Ranked Choice Voting in the City of Santa Fe

 

According to Retake Our Democracy, on Wednesday, November 29th, 2017, Judge Thomson announced an unequivocal order for the City to move forward with Ranked Choice Voting in Santa Fe for March 2018 elections.

Please be aware that the City Attorney could appeal this case to the Supreme Court and further delay implementation of Ranked Choice Voting. If you have questions or want to express your opinion regarding Ranked Choice Voting in Santa Fe, you may by contacting the Mayor, City Councilors and/or the City Attorney.

Now is the time to voice your opinion!
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