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The One Person One Vote Campaign

Launch video for One Person One Vote campaign

Five times in American history, the will of the people was overridden, as the presidential candidate with the most votes did not win the presidency. Five times, millions of votes were silenced. 

This is because our system prioritizes not the power of its people, but the power of the Electoral College.

The Electoral College is an outdated relic initially created by enslavers to disempower voters — especially Black voters.

Today, it's simply a threat to our democracy, as it puts the decision-making power in the hands of politically motivated Electoral College members rather than the American people.

It's no surprise that most American voters want to eliminate the Electoral College. Just as we advocated for a more representative democracy in the early days of the women's suffrage movement, we're doing so now. We're creating the One Person One Vote campaign to demand that the people's voices be heard.

The One Person One Vote campaign aims to educate, engage, and activate the American people.

To achieve a new system for electing future presidents by direct popular vote, we must use a multi-pronged approach to:

  • Educate, engage, and activate communities to support a constitutional amendment to abolish the Electoral College; 
  • Inform voters on how the Electoral Count Reform Act (ERCA) will impact the 2024 elections; and
  • Pass the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact by 2028.

One Person One Vote will move our nation beyond the archaic Electoral College and toward true representation — a democracy powered by the people, for the people.

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