DC's current donor class is whiter, wealthier, older, and more male than the District's population. More than 60% of campaign contributions come from either individuals who don't live in DC, or from corporations and PACs, while only 5% come from voters giving $100 or less. It doesn't have to be this way. The Fair Elections Act of 2017 would maximize the impact of small dollar donations and free candidates from having to devote their time to seeking large contributions. It would promote a system that better represents the people who live and vote here, especially women and people of color.
Come to the first vote on Fair Elections legislation and let the Council know that you want everyone to be able to run for office, not just people supported by corporations.