On Wednesday, April 6, Assembly Bill 2808 (O'Donnell) will be heard in the California state legislature’s Assembly Elections Committee. This bill would ban Ranked Choice Voting (RCV) in state and local elections, including in a number of charter cities where RCV has been successfully used for years.

Peace and Freedom Party of California is one of two dozen organizations, parties, and government bodies that are opposed to AB 2808. Those opposed include the League of Women Voters of California, ACLU California Action, Fair Vote Action, Californians for Electoral Reforms, the City Clerks Association of California, the Mayor of Oakland, the Eureka City Council, the City of Berkeley, California Clean Money Campaign, the Independent Voter Project, Campaign Legal Center, the Green Party of Santa Clara County, the Alameda County Democratic Party, Common Cause, the Albany City Council, Asian Americans Advancing Justice-California, CalRCV Coalition, Rank the Vote, Unite America, Voices for Progress, Represent Us, Bay Rising and 350 Humboldt.

To listen to the hearing and/or voice your opposition to AB 2808, please click here. Discussion on AB 2808 is listed near the bottom of the agenda so be patient. You will only be allowed to state your name, city where you live, organization you belong to, and your position on the bill. 

– written by C.T. Weber