Right now, Madison's elected officials are considering changes to our policy on the use of Tax Incremental Financing (TIF). The existing policy prioritizes the use of pubic financing for projects that would not otherwise happen, provide affordable housing, and create jobs that pay a living wage; especially in areas with the greatest need.
However, the City's Economic Development Committee, backed by powerful interests like the Chamber of Commerce and Downtown Madison, Inc., proposed changes which would allow funding for projects that would happen regardless of tax financing and could weaken the benefits gained through our TIF system.GOAL: 500 signatures
We, the undersigned, believe that our tax dollar should only fund projects with direct public benefit that wouldn't happen without public financing. We believe projects should address the needs of the community for affordable housing and jobs that pay a family-supporting wage.
Progressive Dane provides support of all different kinds to our Endorsed Candidates. Candidates receive volunteer support, policy and platform guidance, trainings and staff development, and fiscal support. Donating to Progressive Dane's Elections Fund ensures that our candidates have the resources needed to run effective campaigns and get elected.
What is the difference between the Organizing Fund and Elections Fund?
Our Organizing Fund helps us to run issue campaigns, print literature, pay for mailings, office space, and run our website. None of this money goes towards election activities.
Our elections fund, on the other hand, pays for election specific activities such as donations to endorsed candidates, funding for trainings and other resources, and endorsement literature. No Elections Funds will go towards general organizing.
If you are interested in supporting our issues and organizing work, visit our Membership Page.