Prior to running for City Council, I served as founding chair of MassVOTE â because I know we must reform the electoral process to bring new people into the fold. And this November we will have the opportunity to vote for an electoral reform that does not address every problem in our terrible system but does make room for voters to clearly specify why they are voting for a candidate that too often tends to be the lesser of two evils. We have to get away from either/or propositions. I want Instant Runoff Voting and I was a plaintiff in the clean elections law suit, I want redistricting reform and I think we should look at proportional representation â but the difference between these and cross-endorsement is that cross-endorsement is on the ballot now!
Let us be clear about this: a Working Families ballot line helps us get back the corner office, and we keep the two US Senate seats that are bound to become vacant. We get to do this while pushing candidates on a platform for working families. Now, we can do all this and continue to go about our work in legislative races as if nothing had changed OR we can find places to strategically use cross-endorsement and highlight our agenda. It might not be your first priority, but it sure is a good thing, and it definitely makes your vote stronger. If we donât give new ideas a chance â who will?