All Portland-Metro residents have the right to local government that is transparent, accountable, and participatory, that guarantees equal rights under the law, and is elected by the will of the people, not the will of money.
POLICY #4A. CAMPAIGN FINANCE REFORM. Money is the largest influencer of political decision-making at all levels of government, including the city. The presence of large contributions from special interests discourages people from running for office, makes people distrust their government and therefore undermines our democracy. Almost 90% of Multnomah County voters approved strict limits in the November 2017 elections. The City of Portland shall enact the same or similar restrictions on campaign contributions/expenditures and requirements for disclosure of true funders of campaigns as Multnomah County has done. HONEST ELECTIONS Measure 26-200 passed with 87% "Yes" votes in 2018!