PA Williams, Kathy Wylde + Diverse Coalition to Kick-off Campaign for Ranked Choice Voting

RWDSU, CWA, Common Cause/NY, Maya Wiley and others

NEW YORK, NY (09/18/2019) (readMedia)-- On Thursday a broad coalition of elected officials, nonprofits, unions, and advocates will join together to kick off the campaign for Ranked Choice Voting in New York City at Federal Hall. Ranked choice voting (RCV) will be the first question on the ballot in November.

In 2021, 70% of the City Council will be term limited, as well as all five borough presidents, Comptroller Scott Stringer and Mayor Bill de Blasio. That means at least 500 candidates will be competing for open seats.

Ranked choice voting would produce winners chosen by the majority of their district, save New York City money by avoiding costly run-offs, and help New Yorkers make sense of crowded candidate fields in primary and special elections.


Maya Wiley, New School Senior Vice President for Social Justice 

Kathy Wylde, President of the Partnership for New York City

Public Advocate Jumaane Williams

Sara Lind, Manhattan Borough Director of AmplifyHer

Ricky Silver, Empire State Indivisible

Brandon West, President of New Kings Democrats

Liz Krueger, State Senator

George Albro, Founder and Co-Chair NYPAN

Gale Brewer, Manhattan Borough President

Ron Kim, City Councilmember 

Cynthia Terral, RepresentWomen

Councilmember Brad Lander

New York Immigration Coalition

Muslims for Progress

Nathan Rubin, Founder Millennials for Progress

New York Communities for Change

Communication Workers of America


Sharon Nelson, Crewomen/CUNY

Bev Neufeld, PowHer New York / Equal Pay Campaign

Amanda O'Donnell, Vote Run Lead

Anita Lo, Chef


Campaign kick off for Ranked Choice Voting in New York City.

WHEN: Thursday September 19, 2019 at 11:00AM Eastern Time (US & Canada)
WHERE: Steps of Federal Hall
26 Wall Street
Manhattan, New York