Although a record number of women are running for Congress nearly every election cycle, many are running in uncompetitive races because they are running as challengers. Open-seats are the best chance for new and diverse voices to enter congress, and expanding the House is not only constitutional, it is what many of the founders intended at the Houses’ creation.
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Learn more about national, state and local legislation which promotes the adoption and implementation of ranked choice voting.
The Congress Commission Act (HR 996): sponsored by Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-FL)
The Congress Commission Act creates a bipartisan Congressional Commission to Strengthen Representative Democracy which will analyze the current size of the House of Representatives, examine alternatives to the current method by which Members are elected, and study the impacts of gerrymandering.
Contacting your representative is an easy, free, yet effective way to call attention to something that matters to you, their constituents and voters. This can be especially effective when an elected official is up for reelection as they need the support to stay in their positions. Below are two ways you can contact them.
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If you support the Congress Commission Act ask your representative to support the legislation, with our handy email template below.
Call the Capitol switchboard: 202-224-3121 to be connected to your congresspeople.
HELLO, my name is [name] and I’m a constituent from [city, state].
I am calling to urge [Representative/Senator name] to support the Congress Commission Act that would study the impact electoral systems, U.S. House size, and gerrymandering has on our democracy.
Studying the drawbacks of our current electoral system and investigating fairer systems and strategies to be implemented are the first step in the direction of improving the descriptive representation of our government.
I am counting on [Representative/Senator name] to take action on this issue and support the Congress Commission Act.
Thank you for your time.