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DLW - Empowering Small Donors: Public Funding in Elections - Shared screen with speaker view
Saunatina Sanchez
15:14
Aww, thanks
Kami Lee
16:39
Cindy, I called the number you gave to call in for HR 1 but my rep’s mailbox was full. What would you suggest?
Cindy Madigan
17:21
See if they have a local office phone number, the 800#'s I tried had full mailboxes.
Kami Lee she/her LD23 Bainbridge Island
18:41
What name should I look under?
Cindy Black
21:55
Seattle Ethics & Elections Commission (SEEC) - https://www.seattle.gov/ethics
Don Nasca
25:38
Is this presentation shared?
Don Nasca
25:59
...for later reference?
Cindy Black
26:10
Seattle Democracy Voucher Program - http://www.seattle.gov/democracyvoucher
Cindy Black
28:27
Yes, a recording of today’s program will be available at Democracy Lobby Week – Schedule & Recordings by tomorrow - https://lwvwa.org/DLW-Schedule
Saunatina Sanchez
29:19
And this is the first cycle the mayor's race is eligible.
Cindy Black
29:49
Yes, correct. This is the first cycle mayoral candidates are eligible to use the program.
Lynn Carpenter
30:36
Why is there a limit that candidates can raise thru this program?
Leni Skarin
31:50
Is the candidate campaign limit an agreement to cap their whole campaign to a lower level?
Saunatina Sanchez
32:06
I think I didn't use 2 vouchers last election, does that mean I have an extra $50 this cycle?
Cindy Black
33:38
Democracy Voucher Online Portal - http://www.seattle.gov/democracyvoucher/i-am-a-seattle-resident/online-portal
Cindy Black
38:18
Democracy Voucher video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8VKGdDCNhY
Saunatina Sanchez
40:42
Is there a version with narration for low vision people?
Kathy Sakahara
40:51
Kami Lee call Rep Larson 360-373-9725
Cindy Madigan
41:39
One of our concerns, when hearing about this great program, was the administrative effort for a local jurisdiction. Is there a possibility that an entity can subcontract with your organization for this?
Annie
43:06
Saunatina - Yes, we have a different version of this PowerPoint available with narration if you would like us to email it to you. Please private message us if you would like.
Saunatina Sanchez
43:20
I mean the video on YouTube.
Michael Milder
43:28
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Michael Milder
43:37
Are vouchers being ci
Michael Milder
43:39
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Michael Milder
43:59
are vouchers being considered in the state or
Michael Milder
44:24
sorry I’m on an iPad. ugh
Leni Skarin
44:25
Kami Lee, the local phone in Bremerton for Rep Kilmer is 360-373-9725.
Saunatina Sanchez
45:04
Narration means a voice over, there's already text.
Ann Martin
46:06
What is the thinking behind allowing residents to use the vouchers rather than just registered voters?
Saunatina Sanchez
48:47
The jokes of how boring Seattle politics was popular for a time.
Don Nasca
49:10
So when will they push to increase the amount from $25 to $50?
Ann Martin
49:16
I thought more women and more minorities have been contributing through the program.
Kay Hudziak
50:03
What percent of the candidates choose not to participate in the program?
Don Nasca
50:37
Very inspiring news. The first I have heard about any real figures. The whole point should be to move the balance of power and influence from large legal entities to individual citizens.
Annie
51:34
Georgetown/Stonybrook Report: https://georgetown.app.box.com/s/r2skgxfnc230ukkb3dfqgm4576phzabd
Saunatina Sanchez
55:24
I'm a Seattleite who loves it
Susan Holstein
56:03
So many companies have pulled back their political funding after the insurrection...maybe now is the time to hit them up to fund democracy funds as an alternative? Any outreach/thoughts on that?
Michael Milder
56:15
what about our state
k. t.
56:38
How much did it cost; how much were avg property taxes raised?
Annie
57:46
Kay: In the last two election cycles, 90% of the candidates who ran participated in the program. That leaves 10% of candidates who did not participate in the program (in the last two election cycles).
Saunatina Sanchez
58:17
Like if Seattle Public Schools wanted to put their candidates into this system?
Don Nasca
01:00:39
This is great ammo for HR1
Saunatina Sanchez
01:01:12
You can give all $100 to a candidate if you want. Do you think that limit should be raised- each person gets $125 in the future?
Rita Ireland
01:01:35
Saw your great website, yet, still seems that a lot of promotional work is needed to get to more Seattle voters involved! Hats off to your small office!
k. t.
01:02:06
Annie, could you put those links to studies in chat? And would some of the disparity be because of outreach?
Annie
01:02:13
Independent Reports: http://www.seattle.gov/democracyvoucher/program-data/external-reports
k. t.
01:03:03
What were the 2 or more studies mentioned? Bark Consulting + ??
Annie
01:03:35
BERK Consulting - here is the 2019 report :) http://www.seattle.gov/Documents/Departments/EthicsElections/DemocracyVoucher/Final%20DVP%20Evaluation%20Report%20July23_2020.pdf
Tim White
01:03:42
Q: Are corporate stock options required to be disclosed by participating Seattle candidates, either as donations or as assets?WA PDC answered No. Stock options are EXEMPT from candidate disclosure reports.PDC rationale:Stock options have no current or determinable monetary value because they can't be sold or transferred. They might even end up as worthless.Yet subsequent official actions by an elected can readily enhance the eventual cash value of their options.
Tim White
01:03:44
Note re: above stock options Q:My question to PDC concerned stock options from VoteHere Inc, former Sec of State Ralph Munro's elections tech startup, which was subsequently awarded millions in sole-source, no-bid HAVA-paid contracts by Munro's successors. The official at issue, WA Asst Director of Elections, was one of several former VoteHere employees hired into Office of SoS.
k. t.
01:05:31
Thank you for Berk Consulting rep. What were the other reports mentioned? And (2) can you go over the hesitation by some candidates not to participate and why ?
k. t.
01:07:27
What kind of outreach are the community organiz you’re working w doing to communities of color?
Cindy Black
01:09:00
Public Campaign Financing – Brennan Center - https://www.brennancenter.org/issues/reform-money-politics/public-campaign-financingPublic Financing of Elections – Campaign Legal Center - https://campaignlegal.org/democracyu/inclusion/public-financing-elections
Annie
01:09:18
Here's Independent Reports (Stonybrook/Georgetown) and BERK report: http://www.seattle.gov/democracyvoucher/program-data/external-reportsthe link to all the reports we mentioned:
Tim White
01:09:32
Q: Did drafters of HR-1 consult you about the Fed bill's proposed eliminations on all campaign spending caps by candidates who accept public funds?
k. t.
01:10:04
This is great; thanks for all these links; what about 2nd ? Re hesitancy by candidates to participate - if they have to disclose net worth could this be it?
Cindy Black
01:10:38
Seattle Ethics & Elections Commission (SEEC) - https://www.seattle.gov/ethicsSeattle Democracy Voucher Program - http://www.seattle.gov/democracyvoucher
Annie
01:11:19
Democracy Outreach Fund (includes list of contracted organizations we're working with for outreach): http://www.seattle.gov/democracyvoucher/info-for-organizations/democracy-voucher-outreach-fund
Saunatina Sanchez
01:11:31
I've heard concern about the design of the vouchers- they look like junk mail to some. Have you gotten that feedback, considering changing the design?
Don Nasca
01:11:54
Do they find the voucher users are adding cash along with their vouchers since they were politically active anyway? It seems the non-use of non-white and young voters may be less likely to make political donations.
Tim White
01:12:36
Repost:Q: Did drafters of HR-1 consult you about the Fed bill's proposed eliminations on all campaign spending caps by candidates who accept public funds?
k. t.
01:12:53
Sorry if this already answered, but what was avg amt raised per candidate?
k. t.
01:16:28
And what was the avg. value of property on which the $8 is based?
Don Nasca
01:16:38
That was not really my question. It was simply if a voucher is used, are the seeing cash added.
k. t.
01:17:03
Sorry if this already answered, but what was avg amt raised per candidate?And what was the avg. value of property on which the $8 is based?
k. t.
01:17:22
Can you put those emails in chat ps thx
Annie
01:17:23
Email Wayne.Barnett@seattle.gov and Annie.Tran@seattle.gov
Cindy Black
01:17:26
Seattle Ethics & Elections Commission (SEEC) - https://www.seattle.gov/ethics
Cindy Black
01:17:33
Seattle Democracy Voucher Program - http://www.seattle.gov/democracyvoucher
Don Nasca
01:17:51
Save the chat by clicking on the three dots
Cindy Madigan
01:17:54
For HR1 calls -To lookup your House Representative websites to find local office phone numbers: https://ziplook.house.gov/htbin/findrep_house
Don Nasca
01:17:54
Thanks!
Ann Martin
01:18:04
Thanks.