League of Women Voters of the Palatine Area
Fall Kickoff Fundraising Event
Saturday, October 23, 2021
Time: 6:00-8:00 PM
Location: Wild Onion Brewery (see below for address and map)
Speakers: Jim McGrath and Ed Spire
Cost: $35.00 per person ($25 for appetizers only -- no beer)
NOTE: Registration deadline is 10:00 PM on October 19, 2021.
Members and their guests are invited to attend. (Members may invite up to two guests.)This event is limited to the first 40 people who register and pay.
The LWV of Palatine will host a beer-ranking event to demonstrate ranked-choice voting, an election reform in which voters rank candidates in order of preference, such as first, second, third, and fourth, instead of choosing only one candidate on their ballots. Supporters say that the system gives voters more choice and voice in their democracy, rewards candidates who find common ground and build consensus, and eliminates spoiler and wasted vote dynamics and ensures that winners have broad popular support.
The evening will include beer tasting, appetizers, learning more about the movement for ranked choice voting, and using the system to vote for the favorite beers of attendees.
Based on the position adopted at the LWVUS Convention 2020, League members can advocate for Ranked Choice Voting.
Jim and Ed will give a 15 minute or less introduction to ranked choice voting with a brief Q & A session, if needed.
There will be a drawing with the prize being a growler of the prize-winning beer!