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Brian McCabe’s Research on Seattle Democracy Voucher Informs Conversation about Public Campaign Financing

Posted: 5/21/2019 (CSDE Research)

In 2018, CSDE collaborated with Brian McCabe, Associate Professor of Sociology at Georgetown and, at the time, Visiting Scholar at the UW Department of Sociology and Evans School of Public Policy, and Jennifer Heerwig, Assistant Professor of Sociology at Stony Brook University, on a policy brief that assessed the impact of Seattle’s Democracy Vouchers. The brief examined how the program has expanded participation in municipal elections, and whether voucher participants voted at higher rates. A recent The Hill story mentions the evaluation as supporting evidence for federal public campaign financing proposals.

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