On Friday, April 26, MAP COO Layla Zaidane joined Women in Government Relations for a conversation around Millennials, democracy reform, and the future of ranked choice voting.
The panel was a part of the PACs, Politics & Grassroots Symposium, a conference that brings together government relations and advocacy communities for a half day of impactful learning. This exclusive conference includes dynamic speakers and engaging conversations with leaders in PACs, politics & grassroots organizations.
With a focus on the recent success of ranked choice voting (RCV) in Maine, Layla and her co-panelists discussed whether RCV is merely a passing fad in democracy reform or a trend that is here to stay. Along with Cynthia Terrell, Executive Director of RepresentWomen, and Michelle Whittaker, Communications and Media Director, Layla discussed the intricacies of this voting system, the states that are considering reform, and the implications on the future of the electoral process. She also shared Millennials’ embrace of this innovative system, and how diversity can flourish under a ranked choice voting system by leveling the playing field for women, people of color, and Millennials.