Urgent! Take these actions to bring Ranked Choice Voting to Illinois!
1. Call Senate President Don Harmon and ask him to call the Ranked Choice Voting Bill (SB1785) for a hearing:
2. Call your state senator and ask them to cosponsor SB1785 for Ranked Choice Voting!
We have gained a ton of momentum for our Ranked Choice Voting bill (SB1785) in the Illinois State Senate, but we need your help to make our final push! Please take these two quick but essential actions today. They will make the difference!
Remember: Senators’ offices expect phone calls from constituents. They want to hear from you!
(Tip: If you don’t enjoy talking on the phone to humans, call after hours and leave a voicemail!)
Here’s an example of what you can say:
“Hi my name is ____ and I am a constituent of Senator _______. I would like to ask the Senator to consider becoming a cosponsor of the Ranked Choice Voting bill SB1785 (add your own personal reason if you like, but you don’t have to) Thank you!”
Senators Laura Murphy, Mike Simmons, Robert Peters, Scott Bennett, Laura Fine, Ann Gillespie, Sara Feigenholtz, and Cristina Pacione-Zayas are already sponsoring, so no need to bug them!
Once you've confirmed your address, scroll down past your Congressional District to find your State Senator's phone number (second box).
We recommend calling their Springfield office, but you can call their district office, too, if you want!
Thank you for taking action for fairer, more inclusive elections in Illinois!
What is Ranked Choice Voting?
Tired of being forced to choose between the "lesser of two evils"? Wouldn't it be nice if you could vote for your favorite candidate without fear of accidentally helping your least favorite? Ranked Choice Voting (RCV) lets you do that!
RCV is a simple upgrade to how we currently vote. In an election with more than two candidates, RCV lets voters rank multiple candidates in order of preference. Voters no longer have to worry about splitting the vote between two ideologically similar candidates, or being told that their candidate would be a "spoiler".
By ranking your favorite candidate first and having backup options, you no longer have to fear that your vote might be "wasted" - if your preferred candidate doesn't win, you still get a say in the final result. RCV means more power to the voters.
For more, check out our short video:
Learn more at fairvoteillinois.org