Howie Hawkins on Government Reform
Broadcast debates for all ballot-qualified candidates
Hawkins supports the following principles regarding campaign finance and government reform.
Source: 2006 Congressional National Political Awareness
, Nov 1, 2006
- Support public taxpayer funding for federal candidates who comply with campaign spending limits.
Require Section 527 organizations to register with the Federal Election Commission as Political Action Committees.
- Q: Do you support instant run-off voting?
Q: Should Election Day be a national holiday?
- Hawkins adds, "Proportional Representation. DC Statehood. Abolish the Electoral College.
Public Verifiable Voting with a paper trail for recounts. Candidate debates for all ballot-qualified candidates carried by broadcast media as a condition of their FCC licenses."
Supports publicly financed campaigns
Q: What does Hawkins think of campaign finance reform?
A: Supports campaign finance reforms and Publicly Financed Campaigns to allow regular working people to get into office, not corporate-financed candidates.
Source: Email interview on 2006 Senate race with OnTheIssues.org
, Aug 1, 2006
Abolish the Electoral College; support IRV
Abolish the Electoral College-Direct election of the President by majority vote through Instant Run-Off Voting. Proportional Representation in Congress-Representation for each party in proportion to the vote it receives.
Source: 2006 Senate campaign website, hawkinsforsenate.org, “Issues”
, Jun 30, 2006
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