Ranked Choice Voting with Rep Ellen Read (D, Newmarket)
"A mind stretched by a new idea, does not return to its original dimension”
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In this podcast I am pleased to speak with New Hampshire State Representative Ellen Read, sponsor of HB728 a bill to create a new system of electing our representatives and Senators: Ranked Choice Voting - sometimes referred to as “Instant Runoff Voting”.
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Ellen Read is a Democratic member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives, representing Rockingham 17. Read was first elected to the office on November 8, 2016 and re-elected again in the 2018 elections.
After you have listened to this podcast, if you believe that Ranked Choice Voting can help to stem the tide of bitter partisanship and negative campaigning in our country and give us election results that more closely reflect the majority of voters, I urge you to contact your state Reps and Senators to let them know your feelings and encourage your friends to do the same. Believe me when I say that the two major parties often do not know what is in their own best interests and in the end they have a whole lot less influence on your Representative and Senators than we do if we speak out and stand together. , but only if only we speak out.
You can find a link to a listing of all senators and state reps as well as other supporting material in the shownotes at www.theradicalcentrist.us
My thanks once again to Free Joseph whose upbeat reggae song “Tell Me Why” provides the perfect blend of rhythm and optimism for The Radical Centrist Podcast. You can find his music at FreeJoseph.net. Now take us out Free?
NH House and Senate Information
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