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FairVote "acts to transform our elections to achieve universal access to participation, a full spectrum of meaningful ballot choices and majority rule with fair representation for all. As a catalyst for change, we build support for innovative strategies to win a constitutionally protected right to vote, universal voter registration, a national popular vote for president, instant runoff voting and proportional representation.

"As a reform catalyst, FairVote develops and promotes practical strategies to improve elections at the local, state and national levels. Our vision of an equally secure, meaningful and effective vote for all Americans is founded on the principles articulated in the Declaration of Independence, Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address and Martin Luther King’s “I have a dream” speech: we are created equal, government is of, by and for the people and it is time to make real the promise of democracy.

"Operating for many years as the Center for Voting and Democracy, FairVote was founded in 1992. It has a large volunteer network across the nation, with closely allied groups in states like California, Minnesota, North Carolina and Rhode Island." [1]


Accessed July 2008: [2]

Advisory Committee

Accessed July 2008: [3]


6930 Carroll Avenue, Suite 610
Takoma Park, MD 20912
Web: http://www.fairvote.org

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  1. About, FairVote, accessed July 24, 2008.
  2. Directors, FairVote, accessed July 24, 2008.
  3. Advisory Committee, FairVote, accessed July 24, 2008.