D.C. Council Moves Towards Fair Elections in Hearing
On Thursday, June 28th the D.C. Council’s Committee on the Judiciary and Public Safety held a public hearing on the Fair Elections Act of 2017.
Public Citizen is a founding member of the D.C. Fair Elections Coalition, which is committed to strengthening local democracy. The Fair Elections Act would establish a small-donor public financing system and effectively amplify the voices of everyday D.C. residents.
Over 70 witnesses delivered powerful and moving testimony in support of the legislation, including Public Citizen’s Government Affairs Lobbyist Craig Holman. The measure is currently supported by 10 of the 13 Councilmembers.
We are moving in the right direction to limit special interests and shift power to the people in D.C. elections. Sign up to get involved as we fight to pass this crucial legislation in the months ahead.