Alliance opposes publicly financed elections



Alliance opposes publicly financed elections

The Alliance sent a letter to Portland City Council in opposition to Portland City Commissioner Amanda Fritz’s proposal for voter-owned elections, which, if passed, would make candidates for commissioner and mayor seats that are certified as a public finance candidate eligible for a matching program.
The Alliance sent a letter to Portland City Council in opposition to Portland City Commissioner Amanda Fritz’s proposal for voter-owned elections, which, if passed, would make candidates for commissioner and mayor seats that are certified as a public finance candidate eligible for a matching program. Any participating candidate would not be allowed to accept donations over $250. The Alliance opposed voter-owned elections in the past, and voters rejected the program after a four-year pilot. In addition, the Alliance does not believe that it is an appropriate use of taxpayer dollars especially when there are pressing community needs like the homelessness crisis. Read the letter