Rank the Vote: Helping States Overcome ‘The Lesser of Two Evils’
Nathan Lockwood, Managing Director of Rank the Vote, joins host T.J. O’Hara on Deconstructed to discuss how his team is helping grassroots initiatives pursue Ranked Choice Voting across the Nation. Rank the Vote is a national non-partisan organization dedicated to sharing strategies and tactics with activists at the state-level.
Mr. Lockwood is a Yale graduate who previously served as a statewide speaker and as the Communications Co-Lead for Voter Choice Massachusetts, the organization which helped launch the "Yes on 2" ballot campaign in that state. He also was an executive board member of the Voter Choice Education Fund, member of Unite America, and an elected member of the Planning Board for the Town of Lunenburg, Massachusetts. As such, he has a deep understanding of what it takes to successfully promote political programs.
Nathan explains the advantages he sees in Ranked Choice Voting over the current system. He shares his experience in marshalling resources, managing fundraising, and gaining the endorsements of high-ranking officials to either pass legislation or drive ballot initiatives. He also tells T.J. what works and what doesn’t when it comes to an initiative like Ranked Choice Voting.
If you struggle with what has become a two-party system that often leads you to decide between “the lesser of two evils,” listen to this interview. It will provide you with a potential avenue to pursue in your own state to try to improve our election process.