jan norman signed Fully Fund Montgomery County's Fair Elections Program 2017-03-18 22:15:03 -0400210 signatures
Montgomery County was the first county in the state to establish a program to get big money out of local elections and empower small donors. Now, candidates are starting to use the program so we need to ensure it is properly funded for the upcoming elections.
An Independent Commission made funding recommendations for the program to County Executive Leggett who has provided an additional $4 million in his FY18 budget. Now we are just $1 million short of realizing the full potential of the fair elections program.
The small donor program will elevate the voice of everyday citizens and reduce the influence of corporate donors by providing limited matching funds for small donors if the candidates don’t take large and corporate contributions.
Montgomery County took a big step by passing a small donor incentive program that encourages candidates to spend time fundraising from small donors within their constituency rather than dialing for big dollars.
We're almost there in the fight against big money! Sign below to tell the Montgomery County Council to fully fund Montgomery County's fair elections program.
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Montgomery County is known as one of the most progressive jurisdictions in the nation, however after an eight month fight, a bill raising the minimum wage to $15 narrowly passed the all-Democratic Council. County Executive Ike Leggett then became the first Democrat to veto a $15 minimum wage bill.
It's clear we can no longer be complacent and assume our elected officials will look out for our best interests. We must build a powerful grassroots movement of working class people who will:
- Hold politicians accountable when they fail to stand up for working people
- Elect truly progressive candidates at all levels of government
- Help grow the movement by getting involved in their local communities
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