Beginnings & Mission

In 2001, a small group of concerned Washington citizens, convinced of the value of public financing of campaigns as a way to liberate politicians, give power back to the average citizen and invigorate democracy, began working on the dream to have a law in our state similar to laws passed in Maine and Arizona that have since been eroded by U.S. Supreme Court decisions.

Washington Public Campaigns was incorporated April 30, 2003 as a non-profit corporation in the State of Washington. It is a 501(c)(4) organization.
Washington Public Campaigns Education Fund is a tax-exempt
501(c)(3) organization.

Washington Public Campaign’s Mission

Our mission is to achieve fair elections and government policies that reflect the will of the people and not the power of money.