The former candidate in the MA 4th Congressional District primary will join Yes on 2 Advisory Board.
For Immediate Release
Boston, Mass. – September 28, 2020 –
Former candidate in the MA 4th Congressional District Democratic primary and Executive Director of the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights at Harvard University, Natalia Linos, published an op ed in the Boston Globe discussing how COVID-19 has engendered a compelling need for more scientists and public health representatives in political leadership positions. Linos supports ranked choice voting as one of the avenues for improving representation from these types of candidates.
In her op ed, Linos makes the case for ranked choice voting as a way to improve political success for so-called “outsider” candidates, particularly those in scientific and public health fields:
“More fundamentally, campaign finance reform and ranked-choice voting may allow more diverse candidates, including scientists, to run and succeed. Massachusetts has the opportunity to make the latter a reality in November with ballot question 2 — and I support it.”
Linos will also join the Yes on 2 Campaign as an Advisory Board member.
Natalia Linos is a social epidemiologist and executive director of the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights at Harvard University. She was a candidate in this year’s Democratic primary in Massachusetts’ Fourth Congressional district, compelled to run to bring more science and public health expertise to Congress to address the failed COVID-19 national response. Previously Natalia worked at the United Nations for a decade, including in Beirut and New York City, working on key global challenges from climate change to gender equality. She also served as Science Advisor to the NYC Health Commissioner working to ensure structural racism was recognized as a public health crisis.
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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.