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Money & Influence 07.2.2019

Common Cause Lauds Reform to LA Matching Funds: Super Match will be More Accessible to Grassroots Candidates 

Today the Los Angeles City Council approved a major reform that will make matching funds more accessible to all candidates running for city office. The amendment, introduced by Councilmember Mike Bonin and seconded by Councilmembers Paul Koretz and David Ryu, lowers the amount that City Council and Citywide candidates need to raise to qualify for the $6 to $1 public matching funds. 

Money & Influence 05.22.2019

Statement on Los Angeles City Council Campaign Finance Vote

The proposed rules are designed to end the real and perceived pay-to-play politics at City Hall.

Money & Influence 04.16.2019

Los Angeles Should Adopt People-Funded Election Rules

California Common Cause urges Los Angeles City Council to make it easier to qualify for matching funds and to adopt people-only campaign contribution rule

Money & Influence 12.13.2018

L.A. beefs up public funding for city candidates, but critics warn it will backfire

When the Los Angeles City Council ultimately approved the new system Wednesday, the California Clean Money Campaign, California Common Cause and other groups said they were sorely disappointed.

Will the Los Angeles Ethics Commission Commit to a Stronger Campaign Public Financing System?

This Tuesday, the Los Angeles Ethics Commission is expected to vote on new recommendations to city campaign finance laws. But after all the talk and all the studies, it’s not even clear that they will be discussing a ban on corporate donations or a boost to public financing.

Money & Influence 10.24.2016

Measure X1 introduces possibility for Berkeley public campaign financing

“This is not a comprehensive fix, it’s a step in the right direction,” said Helen Grieco, a Northern California organizer for California Common Cause, in response to concerns. “You take it a step at a time.”

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