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American Cities Can Create Equality

| Blog | April 21, 2014

Cities can create the equality our state and federal governments can’t Few of us have hope that the federal government can get anything done. The partisan politics in Washington coupled with the pay to play money in politics, provides little hope that meaningful progressive change will occur. But, there is hope, and it is just […]

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Campaign Finance Reform – Los Angeles

| Blog | April 19, 2014

Campaign Finance Reform Starts At The Local Level The Ethics Commission in Los Angeles proposes  an increase in public funding available to candidates seeking local office. The proposal must be approved by the City Council. Los Angles now  gives  $2 for each dollar a candidate raises in primary elections, and $4 for each dollar contributed […]

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Leeland Yee Recommends Publicaly Financed Campaigns

| Blog | April 15, 2014

Political Reform and Publicly Financed Campaigns Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Sen. Leland Yee campaigned on transparency. According to an FBI affidavit, Yee accepted campaign money in exchange for favors and a promise to set up an illegal gun deal. Recently Yee spoke to the Voice of OC, a non-profit investigative publication about […]

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How To Recruit Volunteers

| Recruiting Volunteers | April 4, 2014

  Recruit Volunteers for Your Political Campaign The strength of any local campaign lies in the volunteers. Budget constraints can often be overcome with the effective organization and use of your volunteers. First, recruit a volunteer coordinator. The Coordinator will be responsible to recruit and train your volunteers. The goal should be to find  folks […]

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Count The Vote Worksheet

| Counting The Vote | April 4, 2014

Complete this form to calculate the votes you need to win

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Your Election History

| Election History | April 4, 2014

Your Election History It is important to understand your district.   What is the election history of previous campaigns for the same race? What were the issues, who were the candidates, who won and why? And who lost and why did they lose?     q  What were the issues?             […]

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Why Are You Running

| Why Are You Running | April 4, 2014

Motivation: Why Are You Running? These questions  focus on your candidacy as you see it, and therefore how you treat it. What is your motivation for running and what issues are important to the voters in your district. q  Why are you running for office (answer like you are talking to a voter)?         […]

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Politics and Money

| Blog | April 3, 2014

  There Is Real Movement to Remove Big Money From Politics Four years after an activist majority on the United States Supreme Court struck down barriers to the buying of elections by multinational corporations—with the Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission ruling that signaled an intention to dismantle remaining restraints on money in campaigns—a broad-based movement has emerged to […]

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Your Oppositions Profile

| Your Oppositions Profile | April 3, 2014

Opponent Profile (do a separate sheet for each opponent) Name: _________________________________________________________ City of Residence:  _________________________________________ Age:  ______   Gender:  _______ Education: ____________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________ Employment History: ____________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________ Family: ____________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________ Political offices he/she has run for (include outcome vote percentages): ____________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________ Political Experience/Involvement (other than political office): ____________________________________________________________ Community Involvement: ____________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________ […]

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Your Campaign District Profile

| District Profile | April 3, 2014

  Complete the Campaign District Profile Below   It is important to understand the campaign district you are running in. Complete the section below and print it for your records.   Your Contact Information Candidate: ______________________________________________________ Mailing Address:  ________________________________________ City:  ___________________________________ Zip code:  ______ P___:  (__________)________________ P___:  (__________)________________ Key Staff Contact:  _______________________________________   District Profile […]

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Your Candidate Profile

| Your Candidate Profile | April 3, 2014

Your Candidate Profile – (use additional paper if necessary)   Name: ______________________________________________________ City of Residence:  ________________     Age:  ______  Gender:  _______ Education:  ___________________________________________________ Employment History:  ___________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________ Family:  _____________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ Political offices you have run for (include outcome vote percentages):  ____________________________________________________________  ____________________________________________________________  ____________________________________________________________  ____________________________________________________________  ____________________________________________________________ Political Experience/Involvement (other than political office): ____________________________________________________________ Community Involvement: _____________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________ […]

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Introduction To Campaign Planning – The Basics

| More | April 3, 2014

Planning is Everything No two campaigns are the same. Every political campaign is totally unique. However, many elements of any campaign are the same. Our Planning Section section is designed to help you gather important information for your campaign. Here we walk you through the methodology on how to think about campaigns, how they operate, […]