Support Proportional Representation for the California State Legislature
Dear Member of the California State Legislature
California's constitution states that all political power is inherent in the people. Yet, our current system of elections - based upon extremely large, single-seat, winner-take-all legislative districts - is incapable of representing California's rich diversity.
California's constitution also states that all votes must be counted. Yet under our current elections system, millions of votes cast don't count towards electing anyone - depriving millions of Californians of direct representation by someone who truly reflects their views.
By contrast, elections from multi-seat districts elected by proportional representation would give all Californians a seat at the table of our democracy. It's time that California has a 21st century democracy, where every voter can cast a vote that goes towards electing someone who truly represents them.
As a California resident, I am asking you and the entire State Legislature to (a) convene a deeply inclusive public process, to investigate and determine what form of electoral system would work best for our state - and (b) place one or more such options on the ballot for the people to vote.