Sedona AZ (February 13, 2017) – The League of Women Voters Greater Verde Valley has invited National Popular Vote advocate Constantin Querard to present “National Popular Vote Compact Fully Explained” on Monday, February 20, 12:30-2PM at Yavapai College, 4215 Arts Village Dr., Sedona. The event is free and open to the public.
The recent Presidential election has once again thrust the Electoral College into the spotlight with calls to eliminate the Electoral College and allow for direct election of the President ensuring that the person who wins the popular vote will become President. While elimination of the Electoral College is a long shot if not impossible, the National Popular Vote Compact bill has been introduced in state legislatures and could serve to achieve the national popular vote outcome without amending the Constitution. It’s complicated and needs to be understood by voters since it has been introduced in several sessions of the Arizona Legislature, including the current 53rd session.
Constantin Querard is the founder and president of Grassroots Partners, LLC, a campaign consulting and public policy firm. He has been active in Arizona and Colorado politics for more than two decades, working on a variety of campaigns for pro-family candidates and causes. He has managed and worked on campaigns for candidates from the State Legislative level to the U.S. Senate. In 2013, Campaigns & Elections magazine named him one of Arizona’s 5 GOP Influencers, and in 2015 he was named Best Campaign Consultant by the Arizona Capitol Times. He also founded the Arizona Family Project, an Arizona non-profit focused on involving Arizona’s families in the public policy process, and he served as the organization’s Executive Director for several years.
On the National Popular Vote Compact he has said, “As someone who was originally introduced to the idea as something I should oppose, it took me a very long time to actually learn what the bill did and didn’t do. Not content to just believe someone else’s 5 minute video or a short email filled with bumper sticker slogans, I went to work learning everything I could about the bill. Eventually I came to support the bill and offered to help advance the idea here in Arizona.”
During this Year of Civic Engagement declared by the League of Women Voters, there will be information about action voters can take to let their opinions about the bill be known to legislators.
The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization dedicated to public service in the field of government. It is a national organization — open to both men and women — whose purpose is to encourage political responsibility through informed and active participation in government. The League influences public policy through education and advocacy. The League never supports or opposes political parties or candidates for elective offices.
For more information, 649-0135 or email@example.com or www.lwvverdevalley.com.
It will be interesting to see how they intend to circumvent the constitution. The founding fathers were pretty smart, and without the eletoral college there would be no United States as the lower populated states would not have joined the union.
We don’t live in a Democracy. Democracies fail. We have a constitutional representative REPUBLIC, which has made the nation the greatest country the earth has ever seen.
Do you really want the president to be elected by California, Illinois, Texas, Florida and New York?
Do you want a president elected by big cities and ignore rural America? Look at the recent county maps of the Las 4 presidential elections, or go back further.
I don’t think a scheme will get a lot of support. States GIVE the federal government LIMITED ENUMERATED powers. They are not about to turn big brother loose.