Voting Rights Coalition–March Newsletter
Is it time for NPVIC?
The League of Women Voters believes the Electoral College is inequitable and undemocratic: it is inconsistent with the one-person one-vote bedrock principle of our democracy. The League adopted this position in 1970.
· The candidate who won the most votes did not win the election in 2 of the last 5 presidential elections.
· Your Florida vote is worth less than 1/3 a vote in the least populous states.
The National Popular Vote Interstate Compact (NPVIC) is an ingenious agreement among states to award all Electoral College votes to the candidate who wins the national popular vote.
10 states and the District of Columbia have signed on, totaling 165 electoral votes. NPVIC does not become effective until states totaling 270 electoral votes have signed on.
PASS THE NATIONAL POPULAR VOTE INTERSTATE COMPACT. NPVIC is the only system proposed that:
• makes all states competitive
• makes every vote count
• guarantees that the candidate with the most votes wins the election
• pushes presidential candidates to adopt
agendas that unite voters
• would NOT require an amendment to the US Constitution
The League of Women Voters supports NPVIC as one acceptable way to achieve the goal of direct popular vote for election of the President.
The RIGHT TIME is NOW!
New Mexico senate passes National Popular Vote
Call to Action:
Call your Florida State Senator and your State Representative: tell them to support NPVIC
Book a LWV Speaker for your group. Our Speakers Bureau offers talks to interested groups. Contact: Ethelene Jones firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information contact the Voting Rights Coalition: Nancy Cohen email@example.com