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Awesome campaign! Let's put a woman on the $20 bill! #womenon20s  
; A campaign to put a woman on the face of the $20 bill has gained momentum during Women's History month, bringing us a critical step closer to making the long overdue idea a reality. The Women On 20s campaign, launched by Barbara Ortiz Howard, has racked up more than 150,000 votes [...]
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Via +Common Cause , Pope Francis spoke out for democracy of, by, and for the people today. If you agree with him, sign your name to help overturn Citizens United today! https://secure2.convio.net/comcau/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=149
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+1 and share if you think we need more than two political parties in the US!
'A majority of U.S. adults, 58%, say a third U.S. political party is needed because the Republican and Democratic parties 'do such a poor job' representing the American people.' Jeffrey M. Jones, Gallup
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Their should be a strong 3rd party since Democrats and Republicans have forsaken us anyway.
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Fascinating article showing voter turnout by age. How do we get young people to vote? Make election day a national holiday? Compulsory voting?
There's a steady increase in turnout as voters age.
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Because of Ferguson's faulty voting system, a city with a 2/3 black population has a white mayor, 5 of 6 white city council members, 6 of 7 white school committee members, and 50 of 53 white policemen... 

OpaVote implements voting systems that provide proportional representation and prevent this unjust inequality.
A lawsuit against the town’s school board shows how elections can perpetuate racial polarization.
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Gerrymandering voting districts is one of the most egregious abuses of our Democratic system. Kudos to Ohio for working to improve the process!
Friday's vote followed days of discussion behind closed doors with few outward signs a compromise would be reached by the end of the year.
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As you all know, I support many voting reforms, but lowering the voting age is one where I respectfully disagree with the great people at FairVote and others.

There needs to be some kind of voting age (we can't have 2 year olds voting), so how do we choose between 16, 18, or some other age? For many things, 18 is the age of "adulthood," and for me this is the most logical age to allow people to vote.

While there are certainly some 16 year olds who would be more educated voters than most adults, my feeling is that 16 year olds are in general much less likely to be informed about political issues than adults. I also feel that voter turnout among 16 year olds would be very low. I would love to see some statistical data relating to this.

Until I see some data that provides a good reason for allowing 16 year olds to vote, I would rather focus on voting reforms that increase voter turnout for adults, such as making election day a national holiday or automatic voter registration.

What do you think?
San Francisco is poised to become the first major U.S. city to consider a policy that would reduce the voting age to 16. Today, Supervisor...
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You feel it's logical for someone to obligate the tax spend without contribution of any kind?
Just hand your cash to a stranger and hope they invest in your kids school. 
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The final results of the @FairVote and OpaVote Oscars poll are in! After 7 rounds of counting Boyhood beat Grand Budapest 83 to 79. Imitation Game was in third, Birdman in fourth, Selma in fifth, Whiplash in sixth, American Sniper in seventh, and the Theory of Everything in 8th. See full results here: https://www.opavote.org/results/6397844772618240/0

We'll see the official ‪#‎oscars‬ results tonight!
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Nice article from Huffington Post explaining why we need to change our voting systems to proportional representation.
What we need is a large-scale, independent assessment into whether or not the current system works as a truly representative democracy and then for prescriptions to be put forward and debated over how it can be fixed....
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Great point, campaign finance reform is a critical issue in the USA.
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The Academy uses instant runoff voting to select the Best Picture. Vote in our IRV poll sponsored by OpaVote and @FairVote to see what the people's choice is ahead of the awards on Feb. 22. #Oscars
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Ferguson shows that we still need the Voting Rights Act. Ferguson is 67% black, but the city council is 17% black (1 of 6), the mayor is white, and the police force is 6% black (3 of 53). How many other cities are like Ferguson?
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama pushed Congress Tuesday night to restore a key portion of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, even though Republicans signaled last week they have no intention of doing so. "We may go at it in campaign season, but...
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To ring in the New Year, I've launched a much improved user interface for the OpaVote website! In addition, to having a new logo and nicer appearance, it is also mobile friendly so you should be able to manage your elections from your phone almost as easily as with your laptop.

Please let me know if you spot any typos or have any suggestions for further improving the UI.

Happy New Year!
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Promoting ranked-choice voting
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OpaVote is an online service for conducting ranked-choice voting elections and allows up to one million voters.  OpenSTV is software for counting votes with ranked-choice voting and implements counting rules used by various governments and organizations.