Clean Money Offers State a Ray of Hope

By Joe Ely, Letter to the Editor

The front-page story titled "Families friendly to candidates" in Sunday's (April 9) Times is yet another astounding account of how very rich political contributors continue to violate the spirit of campaign finance laws.

However, this article also contained a ray of hope. That was the statement by the USC educator who said that the situation would not improve until Californians adopt full public campaign financing.

That statement is a ray of hope because there is a bill in the state Senate that will make full public financing a reality.

The bill, Assembly Bill 583, is called the Clean Money and Fair Elections Act.

If we want to be able to elect leaders who can't be bought by rich special interests, we need to make sure our senators pass AB583.

Joe Ely


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