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Clean Elections

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14222

I believe Clean Elections legislation is the best way to restore public trust in government and reduce the influence of large donors on legislative decisions. Now is the time to make this happen. Our democratic system cannot afford increased voter alienation, which will happen unless there is real reform in Albany. Clean Elections will benefit both incumbents and challengers, since it will allow them to focus on the issues and make decisions based on what is best for constituents, rather than on rewarding big donors.

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Submitted by kennedet 4 years ago

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  1. I'm sorry, but you say "clean elections", but what does that mean? The McCain/Finegold act tried to create "clean elections", and that just resulted in PACs. Be more specific about what you mean by "clean elections"!

    4 years ago
  2. kennedet Idea Submitter

    By Clean Elections I mean public financing. A candidate would gather a set number of small donations from individuals (to show they are a serious candidate) and then would receive public dollars (a grant or a match of some kind) that would provide an amount sufficient to run a viable campaign. Such a candidate would agree to not raise money from any large donors.

    4 years ago