Happy New Year!
We hope you had a happy holiday, and we wish you a New Year filled with good health, joy and love.
Looking Back on 2019
As you know, there are 15 states plus Washington D.C. that have passed the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact ( NPVIC) Bill, with a total of 196 electoral votes.
If and when states totaling 270 electoral votes join the Compact, the next president will be elected based on the results of the National Popular Vote. We think it might be possible to reach that threshold within the next 4-8 years.
Numerous non-partisan national organizations (League of Women Voters, ACLU, NAACP and many more) have public positions on their websites supporting the NPVIC. There is an informal NPV Network consisting of a half-dozen organizations that shares information nationally.
You helped make 2019 a fabulous year
⭐️ Several presidential candidates have included support for a National Popular Vote in their platforms.
⭐️ In 2019, 4 states (Delaware, Oregon, New Mexico and Colorado) enacted the National Popular Vote Bill.
⭐️ Although it did not lead to enactments this year, the Bill also passed four additional legislative chambers in Minnesota, Maine and Nevada.
Looking Ahead at 2020
In 2020 the NPVIC movement will be defending the Bill in Colorado, where opponents have placed it on a ballot for a state-wide referendum in November 2020.
We also hope do the following:
⭐️ Move the Bill forward in the newly-elected Virginia legislature – which will meet on January 8
⭐️ Continue working toward enactment in Minnesota, Maine and Nevada
⭐️ Continue educating both legislators and the public in states we hope may possibly be ready to consider the Bill in the future (the largest but not the only state in this category is Florida).This has clearly become a national movement. Significant numbers of non-partisan organizations and a majority of the public support the concept of one person / one vote.