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All Hands on Deck for Ranked Choice Voting

This week, all of the bills that we are tracking will be heard in subcommittee or full committee. There will be several pivotal moments that will determine the fate of our favored bills (HB 1103 / SB 892, HB506). The bills that we are supporting are optional for localities to implement and non-controversial. We do not want the bills that we support to be conflated with any other proposed comprehensive movement or reforms that may be on the agendas.

 

If you intend on attending any hearing, it has been requested by a RCV bill sponsor, that you simply state that you support the bill and where you are from. No need to identify any organizations of which you may be a member or repeat talking points. The strategy is that the sponsors and expert witnesses will present the bills in a way that is convincing to committee members and citizens will be there to show support.


To move the bogged down committees along, we request citizens to be brief and concise. For example, simply say "My name is __________, I am from ________, and I am here in support of HB 1103 / SB 892 / HB 506." You may notify the bill sponsors via email in advance that you are attending and where you will be traveling from, so that they know to acknowledge you in the committee meetings Delegate Hudson Delegate Hope Senator Ebbin


Keep the Calls and Emails Coming!


First priority is to contact the members of this sub-committee and ask them to support HB 1103, they will hear this bill Monday afternoon.


Delegate Marcus B. Simon   (D) - House District 53 

(804) 698-1053 DelMSimon@house.virginia.gov


Delegate Marcia S. "Cia" Price   (D) - House District 95

(804) 698-1095 DelMPrice@house.virginia.gov


Delegate Mark H. Levine   (D) - House District 45

(804) 698-1045 DelMLevine@house.virginia.gov


Delegate Dawn M. Adams   (D) - House District 68

(804) 698-1068 DelDAdams@house.virginia.gov


Delegate Kelly K. Convirs-Fowler   (D) - House District 21

(804) 698-1021 DELKConvirs-Fowler@House.virginia.gov


Delegate Israel D. O'Quinn   (R) - House District 5

(804) 698-1005 DelIOQuinn@house.virginia.gov


Delegate Les R. Adams   (R) - House District 16

(804) 698-1016 DelLAdams@house.virginia.gov


Delegate Joseph C. Lindsey   (D) - House District 90

(804) 698-1090 DelJLindsey@house.virginia.gov


Second priority for contact before Tuesday HB 892, will be heard on Tuesday afternoon in Senate Privileges & Elections  committee. Please contact these committee members and ask them to SUPPORT HB 892.


Senator R. Creigh Deeds   (D) - Senate District 25

(804) 698-7525  district25@senate.virginia.gov


Senator Janet D. Howell   (D) - Senate District 32

(804) 698-7532 district32@senate.virginia.gov


Senator Jill Holtzman Vogel   (R) - Senate District 27

(804) 698-7527 district27@senate.virginia.gov


Senator Bryce E. Reeves   (R) - Senate District 17

(804) 698-7517 district17@senate.virginia.gov


Senator Adam P. Ebbin   (D) - Senate District 30

(804) 698-7530 district30@senate.virginia.gov


Senator A. Benton "Ben" Chafin   (R) - Senate District 38

(804) 698-7538 district38@senate.virginia.gov


Senator Frank M. Ruff, Jr.   (R) - Senate District 15

(804) 698-7515 district15@senate.virginia.gov


Senator Lionell Spruill, Sr.   (D) - Senate District 5

(804) 698-7505 district05@senate.virginia.gov


Senator Mark J. Peake   (R) - Senate District 22

(804) 698-7522 district22@senate.virginia.gov


Senator Ryan T. McDougle   (R) - Senate District 4

(804) 698-7504 district04@senate.virginia.gov


Senator Scott A. Surovell   (D) - Senate District 36

(804) 698-7536 district36@senate.virginia.gov


Senator T. Montgomery "Monty" Mason   (D) - Senate District 1

(804) 698-7501 district01@senate.virginia.gov


Senator Jennifer L. McClellan   (D) - Senate District 9

(804) 698-7509 district09@senate.virginia.gov


Senator Jennifer B. Boysko   (D) - Senate District 33

(804) 698-7533 district33@senate.virginia.gov


Senator John J. Bell   (D) - Senate District 13

(804) 698-7513 district13@senate.virginia.gov


Third priority, before Friday, contact the members of the House Counties, Cities, and Towns Committee and ask them to SUPPORT HB 506. Find the committee list here 


As a reminder, FairVote Virginia is a single-issue organization. We only advocate for ranked choice voting. We take no position on any other proposed reform. Here is our Mission and What We Do:


Mission: To advocate for Ranked Choice Voting legislation and advance the implementation of Ranked Choice Voting throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia


What we do: Through direct lobbying, advocacy, education, and grassroots mobilization, we work independently or with other like-minded organizations to advance ranked choice voting in Virginia. We are committed to the advancement of ranked choice voting legislation, regardless of the partisan affiliation of the bill sponsor. Once RCV legislation becomes law, we will monitor the implementation of RCV throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. 

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