Ihssane Leckey joins Yes on 2 as Honorary Co-Chair

Former 4th Congressional District Candidate will serve as a surrogate for ranked choice voting initiative

For Immediate Release 

Boston, Mass. – October 14, 2020 –

Ihssane Leckey, a former candidate in the MA 4th Congressional District, has joined the Yes on 2 campaign as an honorary co-chair. Leckey will serve as a surrogate for the campaign in the remaining weeks until election day, organizing phone banks, appearing at voter forums and focusing her efforts on Muslim and Moroccan community outreach.

“I’m so happy to be joining the Yes on 2 campaign during this critical stretch to educate voters on the many benefits of ranked choice voting,” said Leckey. “I stand behind ranked choice voting because our politics have reached a breaking point, RCV can restore civility to campaigns, give more power of choice to voters and give diverse candidates a more level playing field. We can do better; RCV is a simple step we can take right now to ensure that those representing us in government have the broadest support from voters.”

Ihssane Leckey is a progressive champion and former candidate for the U.S. Congress in Massachusetts’ 4th district where she organized for racial, social and economic justice for all.  An immigrant from Morocco and a survivor, Ihssane devoted her life to public service. She worked to eliminate food deserts, save states and municipalities from bankruptcy, and battled the biggest, most corrupt wall street players as Wall Street regulator at the Federal Reserve, where she led federal inter-agency task forces to protect working families from national and global threats to our economy.  Ihssane is currently organizing to elect working class women of color for public office.

With the addition of Leckey, ‘Yes on 2’ Honorary Co-Chairs are as follows: 

  • Deval Patrick, 71st Governor of Massachusetts and Founder and Chairman of TogetherFUND
  • Bill Weld, 68th Governor of Massachusetts
  • Kerry Murphy Healey, 70th Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts and President of the Milken Center for Advancing the American Dream
  • Danielle Allen, James Bryant Conant University Professor at Harvard University, and Director of Harvard’s Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics
  • Adrian Madaro, Representative for the 1st Suffolk District in the Massachusetts House of Representatives
  • Jesse Mermell, Former 4th Congressional District candidate and former Brookline Select Board Member
  • Steve Pagliuca, Co-Chairman of Bain Capital and Managing Partner of the Boston Celtics
  • Ron Shaich, Founder and former Chairman and CEO of Panera Bread and CEO and Managing Partner of Act III Holdings
  • Tanisha M. Sullivan, President of the NAACP Boston Branch
  • Lawrence H. Summers, Charles W. Eliot University Professor, President Emeritus at Harvard University and former United States Treasury Secretary
  • Andy Vargas, Representative for the 3rd Essex District in the Massachusetts House of Representatives
  • Becky Grossman, Former 4th Congressional District Candidate and At Large Member of the Newton City Council
  • Michael E. Porter, The Bishop William Lawrence University Professor at Harvard Business School and Director of Harvard’s Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness
  • State Senator Becca Rausch, State Senator representing Norfolk, Bristol and Middlesex District in the Massachusetts Senate
  • State Senator Jason Lewis, State Senator representing the 5th Middlesex District in the Massachusetts Senate
  • Ihssane Leckey, Former 4th Congressional District Candidate, former Wall Street regulator, and advocate for working class women of color seeking political office

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About the Yes on 2 Campaign
Yes On 2 is a citizen-led, nonpartisan campaign to adopt Ranked Choice Voting for Massachusetts elections starting in 2022. Ranked Choice Voting is a common-sense reform that gives voters more voice, more choice, more power and more freedom. It will strengthen our democracy by ensuring our leaders are supported by the broadest majority of voters and reflect the true will of the people.