Our campaign finance system is broken and does not serve the interests of the people of Chicago. In the 2015 municipal election, more than $40 million was spent on the mayoral race alone.
79% of Chicago voters supported the 2015 ballot question calling for a small donor match campaign finance program. This ordinance will increase competition among candidates and increase political participation.
We need a system that ensures politicians listen to voters and are not beholden to big special interest money. Fair Elections will turn every dollar donated by average Chicagoans into six dollars, creating a system where every voice matters.