Dear Mr. Allan Kittleman and the County Council,
We urge you to support legislation in Howard County to fight big money and make sure every voice matters in our elections by empowering everyday Americans through a system that amplifies the voices of small donors and helps reduce the overdependence on big money.
The problem of big money dominance is clear to everyday Americans. Polling has shown that Americans from across the political spectrum think that special interest groups, lobbyists, and campaign contributors have the most influence over how their representatives vote.
Small donor empowerment programs put voters back in the driver’s seat of our elections. With this legislation, candidates will be able to focus their attention on people like us to support their campaign, instead of wealthy donors.
We urge you to support this bill and be a leader in ensuring that our government is of, by, and for the people.