Golden Seattle

Seattle is on the move. Voters approved a novel approach to public campaign financing for candidates for mayor, city council and city attorney, but that’s not the only news coming from Seattle in recent years.

Last year, the City Council passed a historic measure establishing a $15 minimum wage. The year before that, Seattle made national headlines by electing socialist Kshama Sawant to the City Council. Kshama had made the $15 minimum wage a core issue in her 2013 campaign, and lo-and-behold the city council passed it in 2014, and in 2015 voters re-elected Kshama to a second term. In her elections, Kshama Sawant has not taken a dime of corporate money.

It shows what a difference it makes when even one no-corporate-money candidate wins office.

Read the full article at CommonDreams: Seattle Voters Approve First-in-the-Nation 'Democracy Vouchers'

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