Voter Owned Hawaii is a non-partisan, non-profit organization that is working to limit corruption, inefficiency, and the influence of big money on politics by modernizing Hawaii's outdated citizen-funded elections program so that candidates can focus more on small-dollar donors from their districts instead of big-dollar donors from the wealthiest contributors. More
Want a Crash Course on Why we Need Clean & Fair Elections? Watch the Following Two Videos & You'll Have a Good Idea:
And if you care to venture down the rabbit hole a bit further, watch this video. It's about "Citizen's United, the Sequel" (the pending Supreme Ct. case "McCutcheon v. FEC"):
September 16, 2009
Fair Elections Now Act deserves support
Next year, the Big Island County Council elections will conduct a first for Hawai'i: a publicly funded election. It's a concept that has grown increasingly popular in recent years, and with good reason. It gives candidates who aren't beholden to well-monied special interests a fighting chance to compete for public office.
2010 will be here before you know it
West Hawaii Today
Thursday, August 13, 2009 8:55 AM HST
Hawaii County voters may think it is a little early to start talking about the 2010 election, but for County Council candidates considering a public funding option, now is the time, a community organizer says.
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