Blog for Iowa: Rally for VOICE on Wednesday in Des Moines
Excerpted from this post at Blog for Iowa
The Iowa General Assembly is debating a bill to adopt Clean Elections—public financing for candidates in legislative and statewide races. Clean Elections is a proven policy working in states like Connecticut, Maine, and Arizona where campaigns are now contests of ideas, not fundraising ability. There's less than two weeks left to pass Clean Elections before this year's session ends. Today is your chance to put this over the top. ... Can you imagine if Iowa's lawmakers owed nothing to corporate lobbyists and owed everything to voters? Iowa could join the cutting-edge of truly democratic elections. And if Iowa adopts public financing this year, the presidential candidates will have to go on record about this bold reform—putting the national spotlight on Clean Elections.