Section 1 Reasoning

Section 1 of our proposed constitutional amendment aims to restructure the way we conduct elections in the United States. We believe that the current system does not accurately represent the diversity of views and beliefs held by the American people. By implementing a system of ranked-choice voting and proportional representation, we can ensure that every vote counts and that politicians are more representative of the people they serve.

Ranked-choice voting allows voters to rank their choices in order of preference, which means that if their first choice candidate does not win, their vote will automatically go to their second choice candidate. This eliminates the need for strategic voting and ensures that candidates with the broadest support are elected. Proportional representation ensures that the makeup of elected officials is more reflective of the population’s political views.

In addition, we propose that the pay of elected officials be linked to the health of the population they serve. This would incentivize politicians to prioritize policies that promote the wellbeing of their constituents, rather than prioritizing special interests. By creating a system that rewards politicians for serving the needs of the people, we can create a more responsive and accountable government that truly represents the interests of all Americans.

It is important to note that these changes are non-partisan in nature and would benefit liberals and conservatives alike. By creating a more representative democracy that accurately reflects the beliefs and values of the American people, we can restore faith in our democratic institutions and promote a healthier, more prosperous society for all.

We welcome questions, suggestions, and volunteers to help us get the word out about our proposed amendment. Contact us to learn more about how you can get involved in shaping the future of American democracy.