In cities and states around the country, people are finding innovative ways to restore balance to our elections and hold elected officials accountable to their constituents, rather than just their biggest donors.
Austin is in a position to create big changes – both electorally and within the socio-political landscape. The Democracy Voucher program would empower voters to give to candidates they are passionate about and would help ensure candidates are better in touch with constituents.
By reforming campaign finance, seeking and holding elected office will become more accessible to our diverse community.
Candidates who have strong social and political networks – but lack access to wealth – will now have the opportunity to run a viable campaign.
And the composition of who is funding city elections in Austin would fundamentally change to be younger, more diverse and more geographically dispersed.
Join us in supporting vibrant elections in the city of Austin.