FairVote E-News, 10-28-2003
October 28, 2003
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MINNESOTA HOUSE COMMITTEE TO HEAR ABOUT INSTANT RUNOFF VOTING
A presentation about Instant Runoff Voting will be made to the Minnesota House Government Operations Committee on Wednesday October 29, 2003, 11 AM in Room 5 of the State Office Building in Saint Paul. FairVote Minnesota supporter Fran Hesch will be presenting. The public is invited. http://www.fairvotemn.org/articles/new_capitol_action_031027.html
ELECTION REFORM ADVOCATE TED HALSTEAD TO SPEAK ON “THE RADICAL CENTER AND AMERICA’S DEMOCRACY”
Ted Halstead, advocate of alternative voting methods such as Instant Runoff Voting, is described as a defining voice for a new generation of political leaders and is widely praised for his thoughtful analysis, his bold recommendations, and his entrepreneurial policy solutions. “The Radical Center and America’s Democracy,” a presentation of the Citizens League and Minnesota Public Radio, will take place on Wednesday October 29, at 7:00 p.m. at the Fitzgerald Theater, 10 Exchange Street in downtown Saint Paul. Tickets are $10 for League and MPR members, $12 for the general public, and free for students. General admission seating will be available on the 29th, or through the Fitzgerald Box Office, at 651-290-1221. Easy parking is available in the World Trade Center Ramp behind the Fitzgerald Theater. For more information on Ted Halstead, visit . Questions can be directed to Sean Kershaw, Citizens League President, at (612) 338-0791, or skershaw@....
LEGISLATIVE ADVOCACY TRAINING SESSION SCHEDULED
FairVote Minnesota will hold a training session for persons interested in advocating for better voting methods at the State Capitol this winter. The session is scheduled for Saturday November 15, 9:30 AM to noon, in Room 300 North of the State Office Building in the State Capitol complex in Saint Paul. http://www.fairvotemn.org/articles/new_capitol_action_031027.html
PUBLIC COMMENT ON HELP AMERICA VOTE ACT DOMINATED BY SUPPORT FOR ALTERNATIVE VOTING METHODS; SECRETARY OF STATE’S OFFICE MAKES EXCUSES TO IGNORE THE PUBLIC
Over half the public comments received on the draft plan for implementing the Help America Vote Act were ignored by the Secretary of State’s office in the final draft submitted to the federal government in September. Those were comments in support of alternative voting methods such as Instant Runoff Voting. Read the entire article at http://www.fairvotemn.org/articles/new_mn_spoke_heard_031027.html.
NEWS: SENATE VOTES FULL FUNDING FOR HELP AMERICA VOTE ACT, ‘U’ POLI SCI PROF LARRY JACOBS FORECASTS THIRD PARTY IMPACT ON 2004 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION
Read about it at http://www.fairvotemn.org/articles/new_news_031027.html.
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