Yes on 2 Adds More Co-Chairs from Beacon Hill

State Senators Becca Rausch and Jason Lewis to Become Honorary Co-chairs on Ranked Choice Voting Initiative

For Immediate Release 

Boston, Mass. – October 1, 2020 –

The ‘Yes on 2’ campaign announced today that State Senator Becca Rausch (D-Norfolk, Bristol and Middlesex) and State Senator Jason Lewis (D-5th Middlesex) have joined the campaign’s board of Honorary Co-chairs. 

“I urge Massachusetts voters to support ‘yes’ on 2 to give themselves greater representation in our democracy,” said Senator Rausch. “Ranked choice voting is a simple and fair way to ensure our leaders are elected with the broadest possible support. This voting method also improves opportunities for diverse candidates to run for office, including women candidates, candidates of color, and LGBTQ+ candidates, which in turn yields increased diversity among our elected officials and better governing. Ranked choice voting would improve the tenor of our politics by giving voters more choice and more voice.” 

“We are so fortunate in Massachusetts to have this opportunity to increase voter representation in the electoral process with this simple reform,” said Senator Lewis. “It is my hope that voters will see the value of this reform, and that our Commonwealth takes this step to increase diversity and competition in our elections. Candidates should earn the trust and support of a majority of voters and be held accountable to that majority when governing, a principle which ranked choice voting can achieve.” 

With the addition of Rausch and Lewis, ‘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
  • Jason Lewis, State Senator representing the 5th Middlesex District
  • Becky Grossman, Former 4th Congressional District Candidate and At Large Member of the Newton City Council
  • 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
  • Becca Rausch, State Senator representing Norfolk, Bristol and Middlesex
  • 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

Contact:, 617-894-6905

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.