Proposition H has bi-partisan support from Austin voters with a wide-range of background and political affiliations.
"This is a way to involve Austin voters in city election campaigns as well as set an example for other voters. We all like to support our candidates financially, but sometimes we are just not able to. This May, please vote Yes for Prop H, so you will get the opportunity to support the city council and mayoral candidates who best represent you."
- Frances Acuña, community organizer
“Democracy Dollars will allow us to achieve more equity in the leadership that we have. Our less affluent areas deserve to be part of the process.”
- Nelson Linder, Austin NAACP President
"Democracy Dollars make sense. This program provides an opportunity for folks like us to engage more directly with the candidates who will represent us and our community. It gives us more faith that candidates will run their campaigns with funds primarily from their constituents, not from special interests."
- Lauryn & Ryan Gould, full-time professional musicians, District 2 residents
"Democracy Dollars would give candidates an incentive to reach out to small-dollar donors and engage more residents in the democratic progress. Austin could be a leader in innovative democracy reforms that put the concerns of its citizens ahead of special interests."
- Jane & Gillbert Rivera, longtime Austin community leaders.
“Democracy Dollars will increase public engagement and voter turnout. Particularly now, it is critical that we take every measure to engage voters in our community and build trust in our campaign finance system. Austinites should have confidence that their interests are being represented.”
- Jessica Palvino, local attorney
“I’m a college student studying engineering. Students like me don't have the income to contribute to campaigns. Democracy Dollars will enable me to be an active member of democracy in my city.”
- Carla Cano, first-generation college student
"I stand by the 2017 Charter Review Commission finding that every citizen should have an opportunity to participate in local elections, independent of their income. The program will actively allow residents of a specific geographical area become involved in selecting who should represent them. People who award Democracy Dollars to one or more candidates will then become more engaged in those campaigns."
-Ingrid Weingard, Austin Charter Review Commissioner.
“Democracy needs to be constantly recreated to meet the needs of our changing society. Moving the financing of elections away from the 1% and directly into people's hands will move democracy and power into our hands as well.”
- Tane Ward PhD, Community Organizer, Equity Consultant
“I normally don't have extra income to give to candidates even if I believe in them and their ideas. Democracy dollars will even the playing field between special interest groups and normal people like me." -Nick Torres
“As a retired person living on a fixed income Democracy dollars gives me a chance to take contribute to candidates I want to see represent me." -Vira Espinoza
-longtime Austin residents
Our Supporter List is Growing!
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