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Media Briefing: Grassroots Organizations support L.A. City Council for Strengthening the Matching Funds System (Sept. 13th @ 1 PM)

Posted: Sep 12, 2012

NAM Media Advisory

NAM Media advisory


September 12, 2012

For more information contact:
Grace Yoo at (213) 365-5999 or Anjuli Kronheim at (484) 213-4811

Grassroots Organizations support L.A. City Council for Strengthening the Matching
Funds System

Advocates in Los Angeles applaud L.A. City Council for strengthening the city’s Matching Funds System yesterday with a unanimous vote. This is the biggest reform the Matching Funds system has seen since 1990 and it will benefit grassroots candidates and give more of a voice to L.A. voters without access to large donations.

The changes include: starting in 2013, participating candidates would receive matching funds according to a four-to-one rather than a one-to-one ratio in the general election, with a two-to-one match in the primary. Starting in 2015, candidates would only have donations from Los Angeles City residents matched. Candidates for City Council would also need to raise 200 donations of $5 or more from within their districts in order to qualify for the program.

The City Council also voted to study the impact of this 2013 matching funds increase in order to potentially increase the two-to one match rate for the primary to a four-to-one moving forward for future elections.

WHO: Grace Yoo, Executive Director of Korean America Coalition; Kathay Feng, Executive Director of California Common Cause; and more advocates invited

WHAT: Leaders from organizations who worked for these changes will speak to their importance and answer any questions about them.

WHEN: Thursday, September 13, 2012 at 1pm

WHERE: Korean American Coalition Offices: 3540 Wilshire Blvd, #1106, Los Angeles, CA 90010


California Common Cause is a non-partisan, non-profit that strives to strengthen our democracy
by empowering our members, supporters and the general public to take action on critical policy

The Korean American Coalition - Los Angeles (KAC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization
established in 1983 to promote the civic and civil rights interests of the Korean American
community. KAC endeavors to achieve these goals through education, community organizing,
leadership development, and coalition-building with diverse communities.


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