Dear Pittsburgh City residents:
Pittsburgh City Councilmembers need to hear from YOU!
Tomorrow, February 26TH, at 2 PM, City Council will hold a public hearing on the proposed campaign finance reform legislation recently introduced by Councilman Bill Peduto that aims to limit individual and PAC contributions to individuals running for political offices in Pittsburgh (i.e. Mayor, Controller, Council).
As observed in Philadelphia and other cities that have already implemented similar rules, passing this legislation would help to further reform the local government process by limiting the impact of large-scale donors and reducing their access to decision-makers, while also enabling less well-funded candidates to run for office.
If you would like to make a public comment (limit three minutes) at tomorrow's hearing, please call Linda Johnson-Wassler in advance at 412-255-2138 to sign up.
Tuesday, February 26th, at 2 PM in City-Council Chambers 5th Floor, 414 Grant Street
To urge your City Council member to support the proposal, go to http://www.city.pittsburgh.pa.us/council/
Campaign Finance Regulation Ordinance proposed by Counciman Bill Peduto
Post-Gazette article announcing the proposed legislation: http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/08007/847284-53.stm
Recent City Paper article on the proposed legislation: http://www.pittsburghcitypaper.ws/gyrobase/Content?oid=oid%3A42016
Monday, February 25, 2008
Bill's letter to action @ campaign finance reform