Oakland Community Groups Launch Campaign to Fight Big Money in Elections

Posted on October 1, 2022

SLUDGE / March 11, 2022

A coalition of community groups in Oakland launched a campaign last week to bring an innovative public campaign financing program to city elections.

In a virtual kickoff event on March 2, the Fair Elections Oakland coalition began education and local outreach efforts ahead of a planned ballot initiative for “Democracy Dollars,” a program that seeks to boost small donations and incentivize candidates to appeal to wider swaths of city residents, as well as enable less-affluent candidates to run competitively for office against those with wealthy donor networks.

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