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