I’m voting “yes” on statewide Question 1 on Nov. 3. Here’s why.

I want to vote for people not bought and paid for by special interests and lobbyists. I want to know the source of money for political advertisements.

Outside interests are pouring money into Maine’s elections, influencing politicians who represent us and issues that affect our lives. Attack ads flood our airwaves. Who pays for them?

Question 1 requires political advertisements to list the top three donors. It increases the penalties for those who break fundraising or disclosure laws.

Question 1 increases the money available for candidates to qualify for Clean Elections. Once candidates qualify, they cannot raise additional outside funds. This makes our candidates beholden to us, the public, instead of to the special interests.

Gil Harris

co-chair, Maine Green Independent Party


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