Bring Democracy Dollars to the Duke City
We’re moving Albuquerque forward, reforming our public financing system to create a modern voucher program that will energize voters and enable more candidates to run.
HOW IT WOULD WORK
Building on our current public elections program, every ABQ resident would receive $25.00 worth of “Democracy Dollars” in the mail and could donate that money to local candidates of their choice who qualify for a publicly financed campaign and who agree not to accept private contributions.
- The system would require no additional city funding and would enable working- and middle-class candidates to compete against wealthy or well-connected candidates.
- A wide range of Albuquerqueans without big pocketbooks would be given a new way of participating in campaigns and having our voices heard.
- Candidates could focus on the issues important to the communities they serve instead of dialing for dollars from big donors and special interests.
- The Democracy Dollars system would enable a more diverse candidate pool the opportunity to compete in our elections and have a chance to serve in office.