Marpheen Chann-Berry: Maine can lead the nation with Ranked Choice reform

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Marpheen Chann-Berry
Marpheen Chann-Berry

Maine can lead the nation with Ranked Choice reform

When the status quo has been unacceptable, Maine has taken to pioneering change . Indeed, our motto Dirigo, or “I lead”, and our fiercely, politically independent electorate bolsters that proposition. Through ranked choice voting (RCV), Mainers in November of 2016 can further this ideal by enacting a timely and necessary reform aimed toward strengthening our democracy.

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IVN: Unaffiliated Voters Outnumber Party Voters — So Why Can’t They Vote?

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ivn smallUnaffiliated Voters Outnumber Party Voters — So Why Can’t They Vote?

“This disaffiliation is a conscious choice and reflects Americans’ dissatisfaction with political leaders, the two major parties, and the political system’s dysfunction and polarization.”  – Linda Killian

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Jean Lievens: The Unionization of Digital Workers — Next Big Thing?

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Jean Lievens

Phi Beta Iota: Brother Jean has pointed to a Financial Times article for which payment is demanded, good-bye Financial Times. The core material: “Future of work” is a hot topic. Sara Horowitz and Freelancers Union could be indicators of unionization and influence potential. Out of a population of 319 million in the USA, more or less, 53 million are said to be working as free lancers. The future of work, as Richard Wolff has now realized, is dependent on the future of democracy — without electoral reform we cannot bring democracy into the workplace. The future of work — if it is to be characterized by prosperity for all and peace across Earth — demands holistic analytics, true cost economics, and open source everything engineering. Root, however, is OpenPower — Electoral Reform.

 

 

Gary Hart: Dynastic Politics Should Frighten!

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Gary Hart

Gary Hart: Billion-dollar Clinton campaign should ‘frighten’ Americans

The two-time Democratic presidential candidate is alarmed by current ‘dynastic’ politics.

The prospect of a billion-dollar Clinton campaign “ought to frighten every American,” he said in an interview with POLITICO, and Democrats would be better served by a competitive primary that forced her to speak in more depth about the issues.

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