“We need people’s voices to be heard. . . . We’re educating community groups: this is an opportunity for them to take power.”Estevan Muñoz-Howard, on Honest Elections Seattle
Last week, Seattle Channel debuted a new series, Citizen University TV: Lessons in Power with host Eric Liu. The first episode explores what it calls “the building blocks of civic power,” and it featured Seattle’s groundbreaking new campaign finance reform intitiative, Honest Elections Seattle, as the case study of the episode. Host Eric Liu interviewed members of the campaign’s executive board, Estevan Muñoz-Howard and Win/Win Network’s Alissa Haslam, and the program prominently featured Sightline research into how our elections are currently funded and the promise of a fairer future under the new law.