Winner-Take-All elections are bad for our communities.
From school board to Congress, too many elected officials don’t look like or share the values of the communities they represent. This disconnect has nothing to do with people and everything to do with winner-take-all elections.
Winner-take-all elections are used all across America. They allow for a single winner, no matter if the second place candidate earns as much as 49% or as little as 10% support. It creates a fictional divide, leads to a two-party system that minimizes racial and economic issues, and wastes the votes of millions of people.
Proportional representation connects voting rights to representation.
Proportional representation can transform our democracy by creating a government, and possibly new political parties, that accurately reflects all of our communities, values, and issues.
Winner-take-all elections result in legislative bodies that are for the few, by the few. Proportional representation results in a government that accurately reflects the range of communities, ideas, and concerns in the United States.
Through proportional representation, we can connect voting rights with representation and truly transform our communities.