The Council of the District of Columbia has unanimously proposed a new Fair Elections system that will level the playing field for political candidates. Kudos!

…In an effort to bring new candidates and re-energize local politics, the [Working Families Party] WFP has been working to promote the public funding of elections in municipal races. The group’s efforts succeeded last week when the city council in Washington, D.C., voted unanimously to establish a new public campaign finance program…

In addition to making it easier for lesser-known and under-financed candidates to have a chance, the much lower limits (a maximum donation of $200 per person) and the matching funds are designed to help candidates get out into the community and interact with voters….

~ Matthew Sheffield

READ MORE: Could Public Funding of Elections Revolutionize Politics? | Salon

Now, that’s real democracy!

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