CEProud is a League of Women Voters of Connecticut initiative to raise awareness for the state’s Citizens’ Election Program. The voluntary program, administered by the nonpartisan State Elections Enforcement Commission, promotes clean elections and limits the role of big money in state politics by granting public financing to candidates running for statewide offices and the General Assembly.
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State Republicans’ budget (released April 2017) proposes ending the Citizens’ Election Program.
Reasons given: CEP is not keeping special interest money out of politics and is unsustainable.
Our response: CEP is keeping special interest money out of politics, and we want to keep it that way. All our current state elected officers and 89% of our state House and Senate ran on CEP funding, soliciting no special interest money from state contractors or PACs. The funding comes not from taxes but from the sale of abandoned property in the state and constitutes 0.0001% of the state budget. Stand up for CEP and keep elections in Connecticut clean.