SLUDGE.COM: Oakland Voters Approve ‘Democracy Dollars’ Program to Boost Participation in City Elections

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An Oakland ballot measure creating a public campaign financing option and strengthening transparency in election spending passed with strong support.

“This victory was many years in the making and it happened because we all built a strong coalition and organized not only with voters, but also with city council members to qualify the measure for the ballot,” suk said. “Oakland Rising and Oakland Rising Action’s public education work throughout 2022 built momentum with the nearly 8,000 new and infrequent voters with whom we held conversations.”

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