Expanding Residents' Voices in Oakland Electoral Campaigns
In 2017-18, the Public Ethics Commission is reviewing how the City could redesign its campaign finance laws to expand community participation and equity in the campaign process and reduce the influence of big money in politics. The Commission’s Campaign Finance subcommittee of three Commissioners – Jonathan Stein, Lisa Crowfoot, and James Jackson – are joining with community partners to consider how the Commission might create a better system of campaign finance laws and activities that allow every Oakland voice – regardless of racial, economic, or political status – to be heard and valued as part of the candidate campaign process.
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Review campaign/election data and outcomes stemming from existing system, identify partners, plan next steps to gather input from wide variety of organizations with emphasis on underrepresented communities.