Today, End Citizens United supporters and staff joined hundreds at a rally at the State Capitol in Maine to demand clean elections.
The campaign, Yes on Question 1, is spearheaded by the nonpartisan organization, Mainers for Accountable Elections. Over 81,000 Mainers signed a petition to add the referendum to the ballot in November.
If passed, the referendum would increase disclosure and transparency requirements, such as requiring any outside groups who purchase television ads to name their top three donors. Penalties for campaign finance violations would also be increased.
This is exactly the type of citizen action we need to restore our democracy! We are proud to support Mainers for Accountable Elections as a model for states across the country who are ready to take on the challenge of campaign finance reform.