Originally in the Springfield News-Leader on October 27, 2018
The Clean Missouri amendment aims to tackle inequities in the current political environment in Missouri. It is a strong effort to limit the effect of dark money and lobbyist money on the legislative process.
The redistricting effort is the more controversial aspect of this proposal. It is a complicated mechanism, but it is also designed to be a transparent one. All data will be subject to the Sunshine Law – which it currently is not. It is not a perfect method, but it is an improvement over what we currently have and offers a mechanism to keep track of how the work of redistricting is being done. If complications develop, this will allow voters to make an educated choice to improve this process in the future.
We endorse Amendment 1 as a strong step forward for the voice of all Missourians.