Across the country, millions of voters will have a chance to weigh-in on reforms to fix our democracy in the 2018 Election. Here are a few statewide ballot measures that we’re watching at the Stampede.
This Act establishes a non-partisan Citizens Commission to advance the policy of Massachusetts in favor of amending the U.S. Constitution to overturn Citizens United v. FEC.
This amendment to the state Constitution will make the state government more transparent, limit the power of big money in our legislature. It will ensure citizens can hold legislators accountable when they fail to act in the public interest.
This amendment will restore voting rights for 1.4 million people who are excluded from voting due to a prior felony conviction. Florida is one of four states with a lifetime ban on voting. This amendment would return the eligibility to vote to Floridians who have served their time.
This amendment will increase transparency, root out conflicts of interest, restrict lobbyist gifts, ban foreign money from elections, prevent personal use of campaign money, close the revolving door from public official to lobbyist, and hold public officials accountable.
Politicians draw voting maps that directly benefit themselves and their political party. If this measure passes, it will create an Independent Citizen Redistricting Commission responsible for redrawing Congressional districts. Read more here.
A number of cities will be voting on democracy reform measures in the 2018 Election.
In Denver, Co, citizens will vote on an ordinance to create a 9-to-1 public match for contributions up to $50. That means every dollar that you contribute to a candidate can be matched with public funds.
Fair Elections Charter Amendment
In Baltimore, MD, citizens will vote on an amendment that would create a fair elections system for candidates running in Baltimore city.