Sign the Petition: Stop letting candidates who lose the popular vote win the presidency

State legislatures

The Supreme Court is making drastic decisions that’ll impact millions of us – even though FIVE of the nine current justices were appointed by a president who lost the popular vote.

That’s right: a majority of today’s justices were appointed by either George W. Bush or Donald Trump – who, in 2000 and 2016 respectively, failed to get more votes from the American people than their opponent.

That means the Court’s dramatic shift to the far right is partially due to the current Electoral College system. This antiquated and unjust way of electing the president gives some voters more of a voice than others.

But we can guarantee this won’t happen again by enacting the National Popular Vote Compact.

How? If enough states agree to give their electors to the winner of the national popular vote in presidential races, rather than the state’s own popular vote – we can fix the problems of the Electoral College without needing to amend the Constitution.

The National Popular Vote Compact won’t take effect until enough states have joined in – but we’re closer than you might think. Fifteen states and D.C. have already signed on, totaling 195 of the 270 Electoral College votes needed.

We can’t keep letting presidents who lost their election appoint Supreme Court justices – who make major decisions about our lives, our rights, and even our bodies. If you agree, add your name today.

This petition is sponsored by: Act.TV, California Clean Money Action Fund, Civic Shout, Common Cause, Daily Kos, EPI Action, Hip Hop Caucus, Inequality Media Civic Action, the Juggernaut Project, Progress America, Progressive Reform Network, Social Security Works, and TakeItBack.Org

To: State legislatures
From: [Your Name]

We urge states across the country to join the National Popular Vote Compact – and stop letting candidates who lose the popular vote win the presidency, putting the legitimacy of the Supreme Court and our democracy at risk.