4/20 - Democracy Dollars: Creating a More Democratic System in Oakland

This event was held online on April 20, 2023

Thursday, April 20, 2023

12:30pm to 1:30pm

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What if every city voter, regardless of income, could donate in local elections? This is the new reality in Oakland, thanks to the passage of Measure W in the November 2022 election. Modeled after a Seattle-based initiative, Measure W established a public campaign finance program in Oakland known as Democracy Dollars. Starting with the 2024 election, every Oakland resident over the age of 18 will be offered $100, in the form of four $25 vouchers, to donate to their preferred local candidates. Join us for a panel discussion exploring the origins of Democracy Dollars and its goal to equitably involve all Oakland residents in the political process.

  • Gail Wallace / League of Women Voters Oakland
  • Jonathan Mehta Stein / California Common Cause
  • Ryan Micik / Oakland Public Ethics Commission
  • Suzanne Doran / Oakland Public Ethics Commission
  • Wayne Barnett / Seattle Ethics & Elections Commission

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