Congressional Priorities - 2009-2010
FairVote supports a range of 2009-2010 legislation introduced in Congress. The following bills reflect our greatest current legislative priorities.

HR 157: To provide for the treatment of the District of Columbia as a Congressional district for purposes of representation in the House of Representatives, and for other purposes.
H.J. Res 28: Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States regarding the right to vote.
H.J. Res 36: To abolish the Electoral College and establish direct presidential elections by a majority vote of all adult citizens. This bill requires a majority winner.
S.J. Res 4: To abolish the Electoral College and establish direct presidential elections by a majority vote of all adult citizens. This bill allows Congress to decide how the winner is determined (i.e. plurality versus majority).
S.J. Res 7: A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relative to the election of Senators.

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H.J. Res 9: Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to abolish the electoral college and to provide for the direct popular election of the President and Vice President of the United States. This bill requires a plurality voting system.

 
Recent Articles
October 19th 2009
Mandatory Voting? Automatic Registration? How Un-American!
Huffington Post

President of Air America Media, Mark Green, explains why Instant Runoff Voting, Automatic Registration and Mandatory Voting are not only important but could lead to a more democratic society.

September 30th 2009
Can a 17-year-old register to vote? It depends
Ventura County Star

"Most Californians register to vote not because a political cause has touched their heart, but rather because they checked a box on a form at the Department of Motor Vehicles when they received or renewed their driverís license."

September 27th 2009
Giving teens a civic voice
The Fayetteville Observer

In January, North Carolina will become the third state to implement FairVote-endorsed youth preregistration.

September 8th 2009
Give voters final say on vacancies
Politico

The two legislators proposing a constitutional amendment mandating elections to fill Senate vacancies make their case in the pages of Politico.