Action Alert: Contact Your Senator!
Help us get HB1103 and HB506 the rest of the way through Virginia's General Assembly! Next stop is Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday, February 25th. We hope that these bills make it to the full Senate floor vote this week. We do actually have enough time left in the session to get these bills passed!
Now is the time to contact your Senator! Find our who represents you here: https://whosmy.virginiageneralassembly.gov/
Use this sample script for contacting your representatives:
"Dear Senator _________,
I am your constituant living at _______________. I support HB1103 which is a local pilot for ranked choice voting (RCV) which will make local elections better, faster, and cheaper in jurisdictions that want to use it. I ask that you vote in support of this bill on Tuesday in Finance, or should it come before you on the Senate floor.
This bill gives localities the option to pilot ranked choice voting for their local governing body with no anticipated fiscal impact to the state budget. Most localities already have the equipment capable for RCV. Finally, places that already have RCV have seen higher turnout, cleaner campaigning, and greater engagement from diverse candidates and voters.