For Immediate Release D.C. Mayor Bowser Should Sign Citizen-Financed Election Bill to Clean Up Elections

Statement of Common Cause President Karen Hobert Flynn who testified in support of bill

Posted on February 6, 2018

D.C. residents want their government back from special interests and Mayor Bowser should sign the citizen-financed election bill passed unanimously by the City Council. I testified in support of this legislation because I have witnessed firsthand the positive impact citizen-financed elections can bring about after I helped pass Connecticut’s Citizens’ Election Program.  

Citizen-funded election programs like the one just sent to the Mayor’s desk allow elected officials to concentrate on representing their constituents instead of worrying constantly about raising money and trying to stay on the good side of deep-pocketed special interests. This program will help return democracy to every District resident and limit the ability of the very richest to buy undue influence.

Common Cause is a nonpartisan grassroots organization dedicated to upholding the core values of American democracy. We work to create open, honest, and accountable government that serves the public interest; promote equal rights, opportunity, and representation for all; and empower all people to make their voices heard in the political process.

Office: Common Cause National

Issues: Money in Politics

Tags: Fighting Big Money, Empowering Small Donors

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