Mission and Origins

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. In 2014, it changed its name to Fix Democracy First!.
Formerly Washington Public Campaigns Education Fund, now Fix Democracy First! Education Fund was established in 2007 and is a tax-exempt
501(c)(3) organization.

Fix Democracy First’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.