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Statement from Common Cause Oregon Executive Director Kate Titus on the People Not Politicians ballot measure

Statement from Common Cause Oregon Executive Director Kate Titus on the People Not Politicians ballot measure

Money & Influence 06.10.2019

A Tiny “Donor Class” Funds Oregon Elections

New data analysis from MapLight shows most individual contributions to candidates come from megadonors and Portland zip codes

02.12.2019

Diverse coalition urges lawmakers to give small donors a bigger voice

A diverse coalition representing Oregonians from across the state on Wednesday will urge the Senate Committee on Campaign Finance to support a small donor election system that reduces the power of big money in state politics by limiting big campaign contributions and increasing small ones.

Money & Influence 10.30.2018

Governor Kate Brown goes on the record for campaign contribution limits

A week before Election Day, Governor Kate Brown has gone on the record for campaign contribution limits. Brown this week submitted a candidate questionnaire to Common Cause Oregon agreeing to endorse a state constitutional amendment that restores Oregon’s right to set campaign contribution limits and requires full disclosure, in line with what almost every other state allows.

10.17.2018

Will Oregon Candidates Stand Up for Democracy?

As ballots go in the mail today across Oregon, voters are encouraged to use two tools -- the Democracy2018.org questionnaire and the Democracyscorecard.org website -- to see where state and federal candidates stand on democracy issues such as small dollar elections and the National Popular Vote compact.

Money & Influence 12.14.2016

Portland City Council Passes Open & Accountable Elections

The Portland 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.

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