"The arms race for money that drives our campaigns threatens the concept of one person, one vote."
One decade ago, NC Voters for Clean Elections was formed as North Carolina’s campaign finance reform coalition.
Over the year’s our coalition has accomplished a lot: increasing transparency, holding politicians accountable, and creating alternative Voter-Owned Elections programs for appellate judges and the Council of State.
Highlights from a Decade of Campaign Finance Reform Work in NC:
Why We Need It
- Without clean elections we're getting less democracy for more money.
- The skyrocketing cost of campaigns pushes candidates into a money chase, and almost all the campaign donations (90%) from North Carolina donors comes from only 1% of the state's population.
- Voters are turned off, and many qualified candidates are excluded by a lack of funds.
- Candidates spend too much time raising money and not enough time interacting with voters.