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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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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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? […]
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)? […]
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 […]
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: ____________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________ […]
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 […]
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: _____________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________ […]
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, […]
Voter Guides - Slate Card Alert ... Know What You Are Buying? The 2012 statistics are only available for the primary election but they show that ...
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 poli...
Campaign Finance Reform Starts At The Local Level The Ethics Commission in Los Angeles proposes an increase in public funding available to candidates seek...
Political Reform and Publicly Financed Campaigns Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Sen. Leland Yee campaigned on transparency. According ...
Recruit Volunteers for Your Political Campaign The strength of any local campaign lies in the volunteers. Budget constraints can often be overcome ...