What are vouchers for democracy?


Every Voice

Kevin,

Have you heard about the new Democracy Vouchers program in Seattle?

It’s an exciting new system, where residents of Seattle can receive $100 in Democracy Vouchers to contribute to any participating candidate of their choice in city elections! That’s right – every single Seattleite now has the opportunity to have their voice heard in local elections.

Democracy Vouchers break the pattern of candidates raising money from wealthy special interests and then once they’re in office, giving those same special interests the laws and tax breaks that they want.

Learn more about Democracy Vouchers and share to spread the word about this new way to fight big money!

The 2017 elections are the first using Democracy Vouchers, after Every Voice worked alongside local partners to pass the voter-approved initiative creating the program in November 2015. Most eligible candidates have opted-in to participating in the program, and Seattle residents have already given more than 15,000 vouchers to candidates!

Democracy Vouchers significantly expands the pool of potential campaign donors – encouraging candidates to spend more time talking to their constituents, no matter their age, income, or past campaign contributions.

Find out more about Democracy Vouchers, and share to spread the word about how Seattle is fighting back against big money and making sure everyone’s voice can be heard in elections. >>

Thank you,

Nick Nyhart
President and CEO, Every Voice Center

P.S. Not on Facebook? Click here to read the article about Democracy Vouchers.

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About eslkevin

I am a peace educator who has taken time to teach and work in countries such as the USA, Germany, Japan, Nicaragua, Mexico, the UAE, Kuwait, Oman over the past 4 decades.
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