Daily Resource Highlight - 12/28/2020
Posted by Bridge Alliance Education Fund on January 04, 2021 at 1:30 PM
Below are the highlights and featured resources of this past week’s Daily* Resource.
12/29/2020 - Looking Ahead: Ranked Choice Voting or Approval Voting?
If you regularly read this newsletter, you know that we do not endorse individual candidates or reforms. We may tell you about a new reform idea and briefly touch on its merits, but we want you to decide for yourself what healthy self-governance looks like. This approach is driven in part by the diversity of the Bridge Alliance community, whose members sometimes advocate for conflicting reforms.
Take for instance the Center for Election Science and FairVote. CES advocates for Approval Voting (AV) and FairVote advocates for Ranked Choice Voting (RCV). The two approaches have several benefits in common (such as allowing voters to choose their favorite candidate(s) without worrying about the spoiler effect), but they differ in how they achieve those benefits. Therefore, reformers have an either/or choice between AV and RCV.
Why does this matter? Because RCV advocates and AV advocates both made significant gains in 2020, and millions of Americans are already getting used to one system or the other. As we make our way into 2021 and beyond, it’s very possible that your city/state will decide between the two, and we want to make sure you are equipped with the knowledge to understand both approaches and -- if you so choose -- advocate for your preference.
That’s what healthy self-governance is all about.
12/31/2020 - Win an Ultra Soft Bridge Alliance T-Shirt! Just Tell Us Your Plans for 2021
With 2021 coming in just a few hours, we want to know your plans for the new year. More specifically, we want to know how you will work with Bridge Alliance member(s) to promote healthy self-governance in 2021. How will you be a Good Citizen? For instance, will you…
- Join a Living Room Conversation?
- Tell your Representatives what you think with IssueVoter?
- Help fight corruption with Represent.Us?
- Expose yourself to different viewpoints with AllSides?
- Learn about excessive government regulation with R Street?
Whatever you plan to do, let us know and you will be eligible to win your choice of an ultra soft Bridge Alliance t-shirt or a Bridge Alliance coffee mug. We will announce the winner and their plan to be a Good Citizen in an upcoming Daily* Resource.
- America Indivisible (application): 2021 Public Leaders for Inclusion Fellowship
- America Indivisible (application due February 21st): 2021 Public Leaders for Inclusion Council Application
- The Center for Election Science - December 11th, 2020: 2020: Year in Review
- Fair Vote (video) December 22nd, 2020: End of Year 2020 Highlights
- Millennial Action Project (job opening): Chief Executive Officer, Millennial Action Project
- Open Primaries (report): 2020 Independents Report
- ReConsider Media (podcast) December 6th, 2020: Covid-19: Debunking the BS