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Advocates rally for "clean elections" in Hawaii as legislation stalls

Posted on AllSides March 20th, 2024
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More than two dozen advocates for election reform rallied at the Hawaii Capitol on Monday to support a public financing program for political candidates, known as “clean elections,” after it stalled in committee. Groups such as the Hawaii Workers Center, Indivisible Hawaii, and Hawaii Alliance for Progressive Action support new legislation that could lead to a new generation of officials in Hawaii. With full public financing, more candidates would prioritize their constituents’ concerns over fundraising, reducing their reliance on donors’ priorities. “Although Senate Bill 2381 met its demise in committee...

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