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Democracy Reform Oregon

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Judicial Elections Should Be Publicly Financed
Submitted by Monica Rober on Thu, 06/11/2009 - 4:21pm.
A new op-ed in the Oregon Statesman Journal calls for public financing of judicial campaigns.
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Portland, Ore., Elects Clean Elections Commissioner
Submitted by Burney Simpson on Mon, 11/24/2008 - 10:04am.
A winning candidate for Portland’s City Council makes it clear why Clean Elections are vital for a democracy free of big-money interests.
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Candidate Pool
Submitted by Katie Schlieper on Thu, 05/01/2008 - 2:33pm.
The Portland Mercury rolls out its list of endorsements for various offices up for election and whatever you may think of their choices it's good to see several mentions of Portland's Voter-Owned Elections public financing program an its role in encouraging a greater diversity of candidates to participate in municipal elections.
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Live from PDX
Submitted by Katie Schlieper on Mon, 03/24/2008 - 3:20pm.
Public Campaign's President Nick Nyhart was on Oregon Public Radio today to talk about Clean Elections, and Portland's ground-breaking municipal public financing system.  Take a listen here.
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A Record Year
Submitted by Katie Schlieper on Thu, 03/06/2008 - 11:10am.
Portland's Voter-Owned Elections public financing program for their mayoral and city council races is set to have a good year with a record seven candidates qualifying for public funding and agreeing to spending limits.
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10,000 Maniacs
Submitted by Katie Schlieper on Tue, 03/04/2008 - 2:50pm.
In his years of work tracking money in politics, working to win full public financing of campaigns in states around the country and in his hometown of Portland, Oregonian Jeff Malachowsky has aimed to replace the politics of big money and small turnout with small donors and robust civic participation. In the essay that follows, Jeff reflects on Portland's Voter Owned public financing program and the benefits he sees it bringing to his city.
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