Why Fair Elections?
Large campaign contributions, which few Baltimore County residents can afford to make, have too much influence over who can run for office, what issues make it onto the agenda, and who wins.
In recent years we have seen the voices of Baltimore County families drowned out by a flood of big money, and elected officials forced to be increasingly dependent on large and corporate donors.
We're working to establish a Fair Elections program to enable candidates to run for office without relying on large or corporate donors.
Fair Elections programs amplify the voices of Baltimore County working families by encouraging small-dollar donations, and providing matching funds for candidates who abide by stricter ethics and transparency rules, like not taking giant checks from lobbyists, corporations, or PACs.
A Fair Elections program gets corporate and large donor campaign spending out of our elections and ensures everyone can have a voice in our elections.