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LA City Councilmembers introduce motion to study democracy vouchers

Exciting news out of LA City Council last week: On Friday, Councilmember Nithya Raman, Councilmember Hugo Soto-Martinez, and Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson co-introduced a motion to study the feasibility of establishing a democracy vouchers program in Los Angeles City. We're grateful for Councilmember Raman's leadership spearheading this motion—and Councilmember Soto-Martinez

21 hours ago

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Motion to study democracy vouchers is being introduced tomorrow

Hello democracy voucher reformers! Exciting news—we've just received word that at tomorrow's City Council meeting at 10AM PT, Councilmember Nithya Raman is planning to introduce a motion requesting the City's Chief Legislative Analayst and the Ethics Commission to study the feasibility of establishing a democracy vouchers campaign finance system

6 days ago

New report on democracy vouchers: Empowering Los Angeles

Today, LA for Democracy Vouchers has published “Empowering Los Angeles: Increasing civic participation and donor diversity through democracy vouchers.” This report details money in the 2022 Los Angeles City Council and citywide elections, and how democracy vouchers would help create a more equitable system. Echoing our 2020 findings, money in

9 days ago

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LA Times Editorial Board proposes "democracy dollars" + upcoming events

Friends, we have some exciting updates to share with you: Yesterday the LA Times Editorial Board [https://www.latimes.com/people/the-times-editorial-board] proposed “democracy dollars,” also known as “democracy vouchers,” as one of many solutions worth exploring to address the City’s problems. Here’s what they said: > “ … the current

4 months ago

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Time to Celebrate! Democracy Dollars Passed in Oakland

We know your inboxes are swamped with election material right now, but we wanted to update you with some exciting news: On Tuesday, Oakland voters overwhelmingly passed Measure W [https://www.commoncause.org/california/press-release/oakland-voters-overwhelmingly-approve-measure-w/?link_id=0&can_id=d6657b03d40ee78d9822d59042af149a&source=email-victory-for-democracy-in-oakland-with-more-to-come&email_referrer=email_1734866&email_subject=

5 months ago

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The Promise of Democracy Vouchers in Los Angeles: Video and Notes

On June 22, Los Angeles for Democracy Vouchers [https://www.lademocracyvouchers.org/], alongside Advancement Project CA [https://www.advancementprojectca.org/], Courage CA [https://couragecalifornia.org/], LA Forward [https://www.laforward.org/], League of Women Voters of Greater Los Angeles [https://my.lwv.org/california/greater-los-angeles], Money Out Voters In [https:

9 months ago