RFI ED talks Illinois’ first-ever public financing program

Sludge interviewed RFI Executive Director Alisa Kaplan about the new Fair Elections Small Donor Matching program that passed in Evanston last month. “This program aims to raise the voices of people who might otherwise not be heard because they couldn’t…

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Illinois’ first Fair Elections program passes in Evanston

In a landmark move for campaign finance reform, the City of Evanston has established a Fair Elections Small Donor Matching program, the first of its kind in the state of Illinois. This groundbreaking initiative empowers every resident by providing a…

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Evanston public financing ordinance headed to final vote

On Monday, Evanston’s City Council voted 5-1 to move an RFI-supported public financing ordinance forward, this time for final action during the council’s meeting on September 26th.  Speaking to the Rules Committee back in July, RFI Board President David Melton…

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What’s next following the ComEd verdict?

RFI ED Alisa Kaplan spoke with Craig Dellimore of WBBM about the verdict of the ComEd trial. They discuss what happens after the verdict, what long-term change is possible, and what citizens can do to create this reform. Summarizing the…

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