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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]].<ref>[http://blogtown.portlandmercury.com/BlogtownPDX/archives/2010/10/29/bill-moyers-wants-you-to-vote-yes-on-measure-26-108 Bill Moyers Wants YOU to Vote Yes on Measure 26-108] | Andrea "the Intern" Vedder, ''[[Portland Mercury]]'' | Fri, Oct 29, 2010</ref>
 
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]].<ref>[http://blogtown.portlandmercury.com/BlogtownPDX/archives/2010/10/29/bill-moyers-wants-you-to-vote-yes-on-measure-26-108 Bill Moyers Wants YOU to Vote Yes on Measure 26-108] | Andrea "the Intern" Vedder, ''[[Portland Mercury]]'' | Fri, Oct 29, 2010</ref>

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"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