Empowering Small Donors

Today's campaigns are so expensive that often only the wealthy -- or those willing to accept the strings attached to large campaign contributions -- can afford to run for office.

"Fair Elections" programs allow candidates to rely on small donations from individuals and matching grants from special, tax-supported funds.

Common Cause has spearheaded the adoption of fair elections plans in states, counties and cities across America. We're working to pass the "Government by the People Act" and the "Fair Elections Now Act" to create a small donor-based public financing system for elections to Congress.

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Tuesday February 21 HB 399, Campaign Public Financing Changes, sponsored by Rep. Matthew McQueen and Rep. Patricio Ruiloba, to expand the state’s public financing to include candidates for Secretary of State passed the House Local...

NEW MEXICO New Bills for Wednesday
February 21, 2017

Student Advocacy Day at the Round House! We had so much fun with our partner organizations and all the students who showed up to advocate for issues they cared about – it was a fantastic start to the holiday! After receiving training on...

NEW MEXICO What a Way to Celebrate President’s Day!
February 20, 2017

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