Yes on 2 – Ranked Choice Voting Initiative Unveils Honorary Campaign Co-Chairs

Business, political, academic and nonprofit leaders from across the political spectrum will lead the campaign for Ranked Choice Voting in Massachusetts

For Immediate Release: 

July 29, 2020

Boston, MassThe ‘Yes on 2’ campaign has announced its list of honorary campaign co-chairs, who will act as leaders and ambassadors for the ballot initiative seeking to adopt ranked choice voting in Massachusetts. The distinguished co-chairs include one former Republican Governor of Massachusetts and one former Democratic Governor, a former Lieutenant Governor, leading Massachusetts academics, and notable leaders from the Commonwealth’s civil rights and business communities. 

‘Yes on 2’ Honorary Co-Chairs are as follows: 

Danielle Allen, James Bryant Conant University Professor at Harvard University, and Director of Harvard’s Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics

Kerry Murphy Healey, 70th Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts and President of the Milken Center for Advancing the American Dream

Steve Pagliuca, Co-Chairman of Bain Capital and Managing Partner of the Boston Celtics

Deval Patrick, 71st Governor of Massachusetts and Founder and Chairman of TogetherFUND

Bill Weld, 68th Governor of Massachusetts

Tanisha M. Sullivan, President of the NAACP Boston Branch

Lawrence H. Summers, Charles W. Eliot University Professor, President Emeritus at Harvard University and former United States Treasury Secretary

“The Yes on 2 campaign is honored to have the support of such tremendous leaders who Massachusetts voters know and respect and we cannot thank them enough,” said Cara Brown McCormick, campaign manager. “Our growing political divide is not destined to continue if we unify behind reforms like ranked choice voting that can help fix a broken system and bring us together.”

“This ballot proposition gives Massachusetts the chance to make elections more empowering, more meaningful and more productive, which adds up to better representation and more responsive government. We can have the healthy democracy we’re all hungry for. Vote Yes on 2.”
Danielle Allen

“It’s an honor to co-chair the ‘Yes on 2’ campaign for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. It’s been proven that not only does ranked choice voting discourage negative campaigning, but it provides more choices for voters while increasing participation in our elections. This is what true representative democracy is about.”
– Governor Deval Patrick

“Ranked choice voting is the single most important change we can make to improve American democracy. I’m proud to co-chair a campaign that will keep our state in the vanguard of American renewal.”
– Lawrence H. Summers

About the Yes on 2 Campaign
Yes On 2 is a citizen-led, nonpartisan campaign to adopt Ranked Choice Voting for Massachusetts elections starting in 2022. Ranked choice voting a common-sense reform that puts more power in the hands of voters. It will make our democracy more functional and representative of the people, not special interests. 

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