Last year's elections saw gains in use of the public campaign financing system among people of color, younger, and lower-income Seattleites, according to a new report.
After a three-month pause in its political giving last year, Boeing has quietly become one of the top business PAC donors to the Republican members of Congress who voted to overturn the election results.
A new book explores how democracy vouchers, now in use in their third election cycle in Seattle, are being used by candidates to power their campaigns and are increasing the diversity of the donor base.
In the primary election for the open mayor's seat, all of the leading Seattle candidates have opted in to raise public campaign funding from a wide range of city residents.
Democracy vouchers are increasing small-donor participation in local elections and diversifying the donor pool.
The city's innovative "democracy voucher" program, adopted to diversify campaign donors and candidates, made continued strides in representativeness of Seattle residents.