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In the 2010 election cycle [[Measure 26-108]] is the current publicly funded campaign scheme put before Portland's voters. Judging from recently reported campaign contributions<ref>[http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2010/10/city_hall_voter-owned_election.html City Hall: Voter-owned elections campaign money keeps pouring in] | Brad Schmidt, ''[[The Oregonian]]'' | Wednesday, October 20, 2010</ref>, business interests are the measure's primary opponents while community organizations and labor unions are its primary advocates.
 
In the 2010 election cycle [[Measure 26-108]] is the current publicly funded campaign scheme put before Portland's voters. Judging from recently reported campaign contributions<ref>[http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2010/10/city_hall_voter-owned_election.html City Hall: Voter-owned elections campaign money keeps pouring in] | Brad Schmidt, ''[[The Oregonian]]'' | Wednesday, October 20, 2010</ref>, business interests are the measure's primary opponents while community organizations and labor unions are its primary advocates.
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Measure 26-108 was defeated in November 2010, bringing an end to Portland's voter-owned elections.
  
 
== Measure 26-108: Advocates and Adversaries ==
 
== Measure 26-108: Advocates and Adversaries ==

Revision as of 08:51, 12 November 2010

"Voter-Owned Elections" (variously called "Clean Elections," "Clean Money," or "Fair Elections") is term used to describe a particular system of publicly funded campaign schemes. A variety of voter-owned election systems are used in a small number of states and local political jurisdictions in the United States.

In the 2010 election cycle Measure 26-108 is the current publicly funded campaign scheme put before Portland's voters. Judging from recently reported campaign contributions[1], business interests are the measure's primary opponents while community organizations and labor unions are its primary advocates.

Measure 26-108 was defeated in November 2010, bringing an end to Portland's voter-owned elections.

Measure 26-108: Advocates and Adversaries

Primary Adversaries

Primary Advocates

Measure 26-108 is also supported by former White House press secretary Bill Moyers, Portland Mercury, ACLU of Oregon, Harvard professor Larry Lessig and Bus Project.[2]

References

  1. City Hall: Voter-owned elections campaign money keeps pouring in | Brad Schmidt, The Oregonian | Wednesday, October 20, 2010
  2. Bill Moyers Wants YOU to Vote Yes on Measure 26-108 | Andrea "the Intern" Vedder, Portland Mercury | Fri, Oct 29, 2010