Money can be corrosive to our politics. More than ever in Illinois history, the significant sums that are now needed to run for office limit the number of potential candidates, stifling a diversity of ideas and a thorough debate. The current system allows those with the most money to buy an outsized voice in our elections.
We support sensible campaign contribution limits.
We support the full public disclosure of all campaign donations and political spending so that voters know who is funding their campaigns.
We support other innovative mechanisms to limit the outsized role of wealthy interests and reduce barriers to running for public office, including the public funding of campaigns.