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Because of state winner-take-all statutes, 5 of our 45 presidents have come into office without having won the most popular votes nationwide, including in 2000 and 2016.
One organization is trying to make sure that never happens again.
At the January 2020 meeting of Indivisible Montgomery, Eileen Reavey from the nonpartisan group National Popular Vote will:
- Explain what the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact is and why it is important
- Address the most common questions and myths about the compact
- Tell us where Maryland and Virginia stand on this issue
- Give options for how we can help get the bill enacted
Following Eileen’s presentation, we will write letters to voters in Georgia to encourage them to vote in November.
Admission is free. All are welcome.
Kensington Park Library
4201 Knowles Avenue
Kensington, MD 20895
click here for directions
About the Speaker:
Eileen Reavey is the National Grassroots Director at National Popular Vote. A Frederick, Maryland native, she worked at various nonprofits in DC and Pennsylvania before relocating to Portland, Oregon in 2016. Eileen co-founded the grassroots advocacy group for National Popular Vote in Oregon and successfully steered the passage of the National Popular Vote bill there in 2019, overcoming obstacles that had blocked the bill for the previous ten years. She has a B.S. in Environmental Science & Public Policy from and a M.S.L. in Environmental, Natural Resources and Energy Law from Lewis & Clark Law School. Eileen Reavey has visited 12 states on behalf of National Popular Vote.
About National Popular Vote:
National Popular Vote is a nonprofit corporation working to ensure the Electoral College vote represents the popular vote for president. With volunteers across the country, the organization advocates for the passage of the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact, which will guarantee the presidency to the candidate who receives the most popular votes across all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The Compact is a state-based approach that preserves the Electoral College, state control of elections, and the power of the states to control how the president is elected.
Learn more at www.nationalpopularvote.com.
About Indivisible Montgomery:
Indivisible Montgomery is a grassroots organization powered by more than 1,600 Montgomery County residents. Members of Indivisible Montgomery take action each week to engage with our Members of Congress to resist the Trump agenda. Discover upcoming events and sign up for the newsletter at indivisible-montgomery.org.