Hyde Park has a long standing history of breeding politicians and political figures. But with any politics comes some form of financial corruption or deceit from candidates and their campaigns. RunClean.org is trying to change that.
On Sunday at the Southside Hub of Production (SHoP), 1448 E. 57th St., RunClean opened up the discussion of running cleaner elections and getting future candidates on board to a fairer process.
RunClean allows candidates to campaign with dramatically less money by setting spending and funding caps and sharing resources to focus the campaign on the candidate and their causes, rather than how much money they are making on the campaign trail.
So far, the organization has helped campaigns for the 2nd Ward Alderman and the Illinois 18th Congressional District.
“We hope to change the culture of what the citizens and the voters expect,” said Phyllis Mandler, Founder of RunClean.org.