Apache Junction Independent
The Arizona Clean and Accountable Elections Act was filed with the Secretary of State’s office April 12 to give everyday people a bigger voice in politics by strengthening the Clean Elections system and increasing transparency and accountability in local elections, according to a press release issued by the Secretary of State’s Office. Signature gathering for the initiative will begin immediately.
“For years, lawmakers and their special interest backers have attacked commonsense regulations to reduce the influence of big money in our elections at the expense of Arizonans unable to write big checks,” said Samantha Pstross, executive director of Arizona Advocacy Network and chair of the new initiative, in the release. “The Arizona Clean and Accountable Elections Act will give power to everyday people by strengthening Clean Elections, increasing transparency and reducing the influence of lobbyists in the state capitol.”