Portland Joins Growing List of Cities & States Passing Campaign Finance Reforms
December 14, 2016
The Portland, Oregon city council passed “Open & Accountable Elections” today, a reform aimed at curbing special interest money in city elections and making city government more representative and accountable to the voters. Portland joined a growing list of cities and states recently passing laws to curb the influence of big money in elections.
Portland Poised for Big Boost to Democracy Reform Movement
December 8, 2016
Portland, OR's City Council will vote next week on a plan to amplify the voices of small-dollar political donors
Voters Lifting Democracy Reform Issues
November 8, 2016
A national movement for democracy reform is growing, even if largely missed in the media
California Takes Major Step Toward Citizen-Funded Elections
September 29, 2016
Today, Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation to give citizens a greater voice in California’s democracy. With the U.S. Congress gridlocked, California is leading a wave of pro-democratic reforms passed at the state and local level across the country. Senate Bill 1107, by Sen. Ben Allen, D-Santa Monica, gives local governments and the state the choice to enact citizen-funded election programs. California Common Cause sponsored the bill with the California Clean Money Campaign.
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.