Running for Baltimore
August 10, 2017
Baltimore – The cost to run for office in Baltimore City rose over 20% between the last two elections, according to research released today by Common Cause Maryland. This spike was true of both the Mayoral race, where winner Catherine Pugh raised nearly $280,000, and Council races, where the average candidate raised over $185,000.
Howard County Voters Vote for Fair Elections by Passing Ballot Question A
November 9, 2016
On Tuesday night, Howard County voters approved a charter amendment to bring balance to our democracy and make local government more representative and accountable to everyday people.
Grassroots Coalition Launches Campaign for Yes on Question A in Howard County
September 14, 2016
Ellicott City, MD: A packed crowd gathered last night at Kelsey’s Restaurant in Ellicott City to officially launch “Yes on A! For the Citizens Election Fund.” The campaign is building support for ballot question A, which would establish a Citizens’ Election Fund to create a small donor empowerment program for Howard County elections.
Key MoCo Committee Funds Groundbreaking Fair Elections Program
April 16, 2015
The Montgomery County Council held public hearings this week on the proposed FY16 budget. Concerned citizens testified at each hearing, calling on the County Council to put $2 million into the budget to fund fair elections (Public Election Fund).
2015 Session: Big Wins for Good Government
April 14, 2015
In a highly contentious session, the bipartisan nature of good government shone through as a suite of important good government bills were passed into law in the final hours.