RFI in the News

Op-ed: With an increase in dark money, Chicagoans have a right to know who’s trying to buy their vote

In an op-ed published by the Chicago Tribune, RFI Executive Director Alisa Kaplan discussed the growing role of dark money in Illinois’ elections and the most effective ways to stop it. 

“Illinoisans have enough trust issues with our government — the last thing we need is to be left in the dark about who’s pulling our representatives’ purse strings. Let’s stop the kind of backroom deals that have done so much damage to Chicago and to our state. Let’s shed light on secret campaign spending and reveal who’s actually behind these crucial contests for political power. Until we know that, we can’t truly know who we’re voting for.”

Read the op-ed here.


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