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In November, Howard County residents voted to establish the Citizens’ Election Fund directing the County Council to establish a new program to strengthen our democracy and curb the influence of large and corporate donors.
We’re calling on the County Council to move quickly to pass a final program that will:
- Only be available to candidates who reject large donations and donations from corporations, unions, and PACs.
- Encourage candidates to fundraise from Howard County residents by providing limited matching funds for small donations from County residents.
- Establish an independent commission to make funding and policy recommendations to the Council.
We are calling on the Howard County Council to finalize the Citizens’ Election Fund program this spring and bring Fair Elections home to Howard.