Prince George’s County is considering a Fair Elections program to build a more accessible and accountable government. Join us in supporting CB-99, the second draft of CB-4, for the Fair Election Fund
Fair Elections programs have passed in Montgomery and Howard Counties to amplify the voice of everyday citizens and reduce the influence of large donors by providing matching contributions for small donors if the candidates don’t take large and corporate contribution.
A small-donor matching program in Prince George’s County will:
- Make county government accountable to all of us by giving candidates the opportunity to reject big donors and special interests money and to instead seek support from everyday residents
- Amplify the voice of the average contributor through a tiered match system
- Increase participation in county elections by empowering small donors
- Break down the barriers to running for office by allowing county residents with strong ideas and a call to public service to run for office, regardless of their personal connections to wealthy donors or corporate contributors
We want to demonstrate a groundswell of public support for the program – Help us collect petitions to the County Council! Download the petition here to collect signatures from your friends and family.
After many twist and turns, CB-99, the second draft of CB-4, Prince George’s County Small Donor Funded Elections bill, will be up for a public hearing and vote on the final day of the 2018 Council session. Come out to show your support for the program- join us on Tuesday, October 23rd!