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Every Voice Speaks

Every Voice Speaks is a podcast that discusses political news and issues of the day -- especially the different effects of money on politics. Adam Smith, communications director at Every Voice, interviews experts on a variety of money-in-politics subjects. This is a production of Every Voice, an organization working to ensure that every voice is heard in our democracy. Learn more at www.everyvoice.org.
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Sep 3, 2015

What's it like to run for office if you only have to collect small contributions? This week, Adam speaks with Ann Luther, board member for both Maine Citizens for Clean Elections and Mainers for Accountable Elections, for the answer to that question. Once the Maine Clean Election Act went into effect in 2000, the diversity of the Maine legislature increased, the kinds of laws being passed changed, and it was easier to recruit great candidates. But a Supreme Court ruling has made the law less effective in the last few years, with fewer candidates running using the system. 

Links from the episode:

http://www.accountableelections.org/

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