Councilmember Nithya Raman announced that a study on establishing a "democracy voucher" program for city elections will arrive in January.
With control of the state House and Senate at stake, Virginia's 2023 elections have broken state fundraising records. Several close-fought races have brought in around $10 million each.
Small-dollar donations from Evanston residents to candidates for mayor can be matched out of a pool of public funding under the new program.
The industry-funded group is celebrating 50 years with a gala in D.C.
As budget cuts jeopardize the launch of a public campaign financing program approved by Oakland voters, community groups are mobilizing at town halls with a plan to keep the program on schedule this year.
With funding approved in the state budget, a new program that matches small-dollar donations could allow candidates to run campaigns supported by everyday New Yorkers.
The Democracy for the People Act also makes Minnesota the first state to ban election spending by foreign-influenced corporations.