FairVote – Striking at the Root of What Plagues Us

There are a thousand
hacking at the branches of evil
to one who is striking at the root. — Thoreau

FairVote is that one.

Of all the groups offering diagnoses for the failings so abundantly evident on the American political scene, none of more astute than FairVote, a think tank that is determined not just to catalogue the failings we experience but also to identify their root causes and provide effective corrective prescriptions.

OregonPEN — Oregon Public Empowerment News — is proud to present chapters from FairVote’s most recent “Monopoly Politics” report series, one of the most important sustained efforts in political reporting and analysis in America.

If you want to create a legacy of investment in a better country, no place offers a better return on your investment.

About FairVote

Our Mission: FairVote is a nonpartisan champion of electoral reforms that give voters greater choice, a stronger voice, and a representative democracy that works for all Americans.

What We Do: FairVote has a proven record since 1992 as a nonpartisan trailblazer that advances and wins bold electoral reforms at the local, state, and national level through strategic research, communications and collaboration. Today we are the driving force behind advancing ranked choice voting and multi-winner legislative districts that together will open up our elections to better choices, fairer representation and more civil campaigns.

Donate to FairVote

Thank you for considering a donation to FairVote.

We rely on supporters like you to promote fair access, fair elections, and fair representation from city councils to Congress. FairVote is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, making all donations fully tax-deductible. We rely on supporters like you to promote a fair vote from city councils to Congress. Please read about our year-end highlights from 2017.

Donor privacy is important to us. FairVote will not trade, share, or sell a donor’s personal information with anyone else, nor send donor mailing on behalf of other organizations.

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6930 Carroll Avenue, Suite 240, Takoma Park, MD 20912.

Combined Federal Campaign: Our CFC number is 10132.

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Consider taking your support to the next level with a recurring donation. Whether you can contribute $5 or $50 each month, by making a recurring gift you join a special group of FairVote allies who help sustain our work for the long haul with support we can count on.

This issue of OregonPEN — occurring right after the shattering of democratic norms represented by the current tax bill being rushed through the Congress — presents three chapters from the FairVote 2018 Monopoly Politics report. The full report is available from FairVote and deserves the widest possible attention.