I’ve always held Congressman Matt Cartwright in high regard (even though he’s not in my district) because he does try to take bipartisan approaches on several issues. I was excited to see one of my local news outlets reporting on one of his new ideas.
He’s come up with a unique way to spur donors & potentially resolve a hot button issue concerning potential compensation for donors.
I have yet to touch that hot button in a blog post because I was ambivalent on how I feel about it & am still thinking on how I want to articulate my feelings.
It’s a complex issue.
However, I think his proposal is a creative & practical way to go about deepening discussion.
No cash changes hands directly, but this method can help alleviate some financial stressors for people & ensures protections for donors.
I’d also add it would be nice for those without financial aid considerations to get a mortgage credit or something similar possibly. (Though I know the banks won’t like that too much).
I commend him for at least coming up with a interesting pilot to test to out to see if this is a feasible solution.
Read more about his proposed idea here.
(I’m not giving any spoilers.)