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Two great things have finally come together: Beer and Ranked Choice Voting.

Voter Choice Massachusetts invites you to Somerville’s first ever Ranked Choice Voting Beer Election! Join us, along with State Representatives Mike Connolly and Denise Provost, at Aeronaut Brewing, 14 Tyler St., Somerville, MA [map] on Monday, May 22 at 6pm, for an evening of drinking, voting, and supporting the movement for Ranked Choice Voting (RCV) [video]. You can RSVP here.

Ranked Choice Voting is a voting system just passed in Maine that allows you to rank your candidates (1, 2, 3…) in your order of preference. RCV solves the problem of spoiler candidates and vote-splitting, encourages more candidates to run, discourages negative campaigning, and ensures that the winner gets a true majority. (Read more about Maine’s enactment of RCV here: [Boston Globe / NY Times].)

We’ll be sampling beers and ranking our favorites in a live, interactive RCV-style election. We’ll hear from leaders of the RCV movement as well as our special guests, Rep. Mike Connolly, who is the lead sponsor for the RCV local option bill , and Rep. Denise Provost, who has been a long-time co-sponsor of RCV and other voting reform bills. Remember to RSVP here.

Here’s the run-down of the evening:

6-7:30pm – Arrive and drink beer

7:30-8pm – Listen to guest speakers present RCV (and drink more beer)

8:15pm – Last call for RCV ballots

8:30pm – RCV election results

We hope to see you at Aeronaut on May 22nd!
Many thanks,

Aria

PS – Now is a great time to get involved! Visit our New Members page here, or check out the latest action opportunities here.

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