The D.C. City Council voted unanimously this week to pass the Fair Elections Act. The bill puts democracy back in the hands of everyday voters by matching $5 for every $1 contributed to candidates who agree to only accept small contributions. The bill will help make sure D.C. elected officials are accountable to working people – not mega-donors and corporations.
Instead of cozying up to wealthy donors and special interests to bankroll their campaigns, candidates who participate in the program will connect with neighborhood voters to find out what issues are most important to them and win support.
CWA members have been leading the fight for small donor public financing programs across the country because they amplify the voices of working people.