An Open Letter to:
- the nation
- league of women voters
There are at least 5 petitions online about abolishing the electoral college and a number of organizations that favor getting rid of the college. We believe that it is in the best interest of all to combine forces. In order to get action from Congress, the heat must be overwhelming.
We propose that we all put forth the same petition under an umbrella name and that we request that all petition signers also call or write their congressperson. Finally, we suggest that we give them ready made tools to make this happen (e.g. a letter that can be customized) and addresses/phone numbers.
Are you in? and, what would it take to make this happen?
(This post was kindly submitted by one of our readers. Please visit the source site for more information on the electoral college.)
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Below is the ranking of issues that we have decided to address from most important to least important:
- MONEY: 75%
- GERRYMANDERING 73%
- PRIMARY PROCESS 66%
- ELECTORAL COLLEGE 63%
- MEDIA 60%
- VOTING RIGHTS 45%
We note that 96% of respondents singled out Congress as being the most important problem. However, comments received indicated that it was the belief of voters that the ineffectiveness of Congress would be addressed by getting solutions for the other problems correct. We are going to retain Congress as a category because among the comments we received were some interesting ideas on how to improve collegiality as a way to foster compromise.
Okay, folks, your turn again. Please send us information on solutions to any or all of the above issues.
Below are two links to information in favor of abolishing the electoral college. One link, a video, is from a conservative organization and the other, an article, is from a liberal organization. Politicians would like us to believe we and they can’t agree on anything but, they are wrong.
(P.S. The conservative web site, http://www.nationalpopularvote.com, gives you the opportunity to send a message to your local legislator in favor of ensuring that our presidents are elected by a majority.)
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