|The Portland City Council will be considering Open and Accountable Elections reform at an upcoming meeting and we need to show up and speak out to ensure our elected officials know what Portland needs. RSVP and SHARE the event page here!
Open and Accountable Elections would limit the power of big money by reducing the maximum contribution for participating candidates to $250, and would give ordinary Portlanders a bigger say in the political process, by matching donations up to $50 six-to- one with limited public funds.
Not only would this allow people like you and me to have a bigger impact on Portland’s elections – it would also allow community-oriented candidates to run for office with the backing of their communities.
If we want to fight for an Equal Voice for All here in Portland, then we need Open and Accountable Elections. We have a chance to win this, with two of the 3 needed city council votes already assured and one, Steve Novick, very likely to support the measure.
We just need to pack that chamber to show that Portlanders are serious about getting ourselves a government that's accountable to the people, NOT to big money.
Hearing: Thursday, Nov 3 beginning at 3 PM
Location: Portland City Hall, 1221 SW 4th Avenue