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- February 4 Non-Partisan Training: HOW TO RUN FOR ELECTION BOARD IN 2013: HOW TO RUN FOR COMMITTEEPERSON IN 2014
- Republican Governors Opt-In to Medicaid Expansion
- The Reports of Unions' Death Are Greatly Exaggerated
- Ask Allyson Schwartz to run for Governor
- Mind the gap: Opting Out of Medicaid Expansion Leaves Low-income Families Behind
- Jan. 14 Workshop:HOW TO RUN FOR ELECTION BOARD IN 2013; HOW TO RUN FOR COMMITTEEPERSON IN 2014
- Seth Williams on Guns, Jasmine Rivera on School Closures @PFC Meetup Wednesday
- PA Revenue Strong Midway Through Year; Tax Cut Could Have Big Impact
- What to Make of the Fiscal Cliff Deal?
Who Will Take the Philadelphia Fair and Clean Elections Pledge?
Everyone talks the talk when it comes to fixing our system of campaign finance, and everyone mentions public funding of elections as a way to make our system both cleaner and fairer. Point blank, in a City like ours, if you want both campaigns free of huge donations, and also want the best candidates to have a real chance at winning, public funding is the only way to get there.
So, now it is time to see which candidates put their money where their mouth is, and sign on to the Philadelphia Fair and Clean Elections Pledge. The pledge, which is the product of a number of groups is pretty simple:
"I pledge that, if elected, I will support a comprehensive Fair and Clean Elections system for Philadelphia, like those found in several states and cities, that will level the playing field, reduce spending on elections, and end the conflicts of interest caused by campaign contributions. I will work to enact full public funding for qualified municipal candidates who agree to take no or little private money, making Philadelphia a national leader in ethics and campaign finance reform."
We are working with a number of different groups on this, including MoveOn.Org, Public Campaign Action Fund, Philadelphia Forward, PennPIRG, and Common Cause PA.
Lots of candidates for Mayor and City Council talk about fixing our system of elections. Who will step up and actually take the pledge?
We will be holding a new conference on May 2nd, to detail what candidates are walking the walk.