Below is the official statement from Lisa D. T. Rice, the proposer of the ballot initiative, an ANC commissioner, and registered independent voter:

“The purpose of the Make All Votes Count Act of 2024 is to let DC voters decide whether to make it easier to hold our local politicians accountable. Rep. Lawler’s proposed legislation highlights the need for DC statehood. It’s no surprise to see another misguided attempt to meddle with The District’s limited autonomy and democracy. Ranked Choice Voting is not a partisan issue and our campaign’s coalition spans the entire political spectrum. Moreover, our proposed ballot initiative will open up DC’s hotly contested primary elections and help end the voter suppression of over 86,000 DC voters who choose not to belong to a political party. If you really care about one person, one vote: let the people of DC vote on it.”