Learn how STAR Voting better represents the will of the people

California Primaries are coming up on March 5th. This year there are 22 candidates vying for Dianne Feinstein’s open Senate seat. Somehow, we are expected to pick only one!

In partnership with the awesome folks at the California chapter of STAR Voting, we are running a “mock election” using the STAR voting method. This method involves awarding each candidate 0-5 stars to express your relative enthusiasm. The two candidates who receive the most stars are then placed into an automatic runoff where everybody’s preference is taken into account. The result is a system that empowers voters to vote their conscience, levels the playing field, and elects more representative candidates. Learn more about how STAR Voting works here.

Vote in WEAll California’s “mock election” for California’s next senator! The “mock election” will close with the real polls on March 5th (The link says Feb 15 – this is an error! We’re working on it.). We plan to share the results alongside actual election data thereafter.


STAR Voting Learning Event

On Tuesday, February 27th at 5pm we are hosting a virtual Q&A.  There will be brief presentations on STAR voting and the current state of the election, but we mostly want to hear from YOU! Got questions about STAR voting? Want to discuss the candidates with like-minded Californian’s? Join us and our friends from STAR to learn and discuss:

Register For the Event Here


Additional Resources:

What is STAR voting? How does it work? Why is it better?

Who are the candidates? – Official Voter Information Guide

Voting methods comparison from Occupy Wall Street 2012

Voting methods comparison from Chicago Mayoral Election 2023

Approval Voting in the California Primary 2024

Convening – How to use 2024 Elections to further Wellbeing Economies

Our Convenings are interactive, community building and areas to get supported and recharged.

We ask some questions to get people in conversation.  We encourage gentle and deep listening and ask people to speak from their heart while also being sensitive that other’s will hold different opinions.  We also ask that people not come into this space to promote a product or service.

We encourage you to have your cameras on, be in one stationary place with no shaking of your camera.


Innovations in Community Wellbeing Metrics

How do you use metrics to not only drive change, but increase civic engagement from community members? Two organizations are partnering to make metrics part of a story that community members feel invested in and can relate to.

Dark Matter Labs and the David Suzuki Foundation are collaborating on a program in Canada where communities participate in setting the metrics that matter to them. Through an innovative approach, the qualities that matter to a community are turned into “cornerstone indicators” – metrics that are underpinned by numerous factors yet remain relatable human stories.

Maddy Capozzi, Emily Harris and Vlad Afanasiev of Dark Matter Labs, alongside Tara Campbell and Maham Kaleem of David Suzuki Foundation, will step us through two previous projects as well as their brand new pilot in Canada.

Join Us – Tuesday, April 23 at 9am Pacific

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