We know that some of our officials are in a catch 22 situation - accept donations from special interests - or - run an underfunded campaign. We can help officials running for office by supporting S-966 , "Expand Voter-Owned Elections for Council of State."
*In that action alert, please note in the comments that NC Verified Voting supports S966.
Democracy for NC says:
"Right now, candidates who lead regulatory agencies (like the state Treasurer and Commissioner of Labor) get most of their campaign money from the very businesses their agencies contract with or regulate.
Voter-Owned Elections gives candidates an alternative: They can qualify for public campaign financing by first collecting lots of small donations from registered voters. VOE is working now for the Insurance Commissioner and two other Council of State offices, as well as for state judges. We must expand the program."
Thank you to all dedicated verified voting activists for your help in this matter.