Joseph A. Moore

Excerpts from recent editorials in newspapers in Illinois

January 1, 2018

Chicago Sun-Times

How to make regular folks' $50 donations count in elections

As political campaigns heat up going into the March 20 primary election, it's a good time to think about drawing more voters into the process.

Too often, average voters think their voices are drowned out by waves of money. Too often, they're right.

An effective answer would be to set up a system that turbocharges small campaign donations by matching them with larger amounts of public funding, typically six dollars for every dollar an average citizen gives.

That would amplify the voices of ordinary voters, which so often are drowned out by increasingly...