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Evanston voters to decide on ranked choice voting

RFI ED Alisa Kaplan was interviewed by ABC7 news about the upcoming referendum on ranked choice voting in Evanston. “Rank[ed] Choice Voting can make our politics more democratic and less divisive,” she said “It’s great for voters because they can…

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Money pours into 48th District State Senate race

RFI ED Alisa Kaplan spoke with the Illinois Times about Illinois’ competitive 48th District State Senate race between incumbent Sen. Doris Turner (D) and state Rep. Sandy Hamilton (R). Turner and Hamilton have raised more than $5 million so far. …

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Big money continues to flood Illinois races

RFI ED Alisa Kaplan spoke with The Center Square about campaign cash trends in Illinois during the final weeks before Election Day.  “The Democrats do have huge fundraising advantages over Republicans in many races and overall, especially in statehouse races,”…

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Madigan rakes in cash as ward committeeman

RFI ED Alisa Kaplan spoke with WTTW about former IL House Speaker Mike Madigan’s ward committeeman campaign account, which has over $2.7 million cash on hand.  “It’s remarkable that it seems like he just can’t quit the Democratic Party, and…

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Evanston Review covers ranked choice voting

The Evanston Review, which is published by the Chicago Tribune, recently covered the push to adopt ranked choice voting in Evanston. RFI Executive Director Alisa Kaplan is quoted in the article as one of the proponents of RCV.  Read the…

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RFI ED writes letter to the editor in support of RCV

“This Election Day, Evanston voters will decide on a referendum that would make the northern suburb the first place in Illinois to adopt ranked-choice voting. If it passes, Evanstonians will get a more powerful voice in their democracy. They could…

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RCV explainer quotes RFI’s Executive Director

The Daily Northwestern recently published a piece explaining Evanston’s ranked choice voting referendum and its potential impacts. The article quoted RFI ED Alisa Kaplan, who spoke in favor of the ranked choice voting referendum at an Evanston City Council meeting…

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