What we're advocating for
fair for new candidates
Leveling the playing field for candidates from financially insecure communities; and
No special interests
Allowing elected officials to represent Cambridge residents without accepting donations from businesses who have interests before the council.
We are a group of Cantabrigians advocating for a clean elections program at the municipal level. Some of us have lived in Cambridge our whole lives; others are new to the city. Some of us have been organizing policy movements for years, and some of us are brand new to civic advocacy. Regardless, we are all concerned about the role of special interests in elections. We all believe that campaign finance reform is important. And we think everyone in Cambridge should join the movement!
The average share of donations made by developers for candidates during an election.
CRRE has made a list of City Council 2017 Candidates who support reform of election finance in our city. We asked them some questions, too.
The City Council asked the City Manager to prepare a report on options for publicly financed elections.
The City Council heard from about a dozen Cambridge residents in support of our ballot question on publicly financed elections, and one Councilor tabled the topic.
We put legislation before the City Council that would place a question about publicly financed elections on this year’s municipal ballot.