Free speech is a treasure right in the United States. Political campaigns, however, are very expensive. Highest-funded candidates typically win on Election Day, America's political-funding systems benefits wealthy donors and corporations, while shutting out ordinary Americans. The Pacific Northwest has become an epicenter for campaign finance reform, with Seattle and Portland passing various measures to reduce the impact of money on local elections. Will these limits help even the playing field?Host Jefferson Smith speaks to key individuals that have helped pass finance reform in the two cities, including Dan Meek, Jason Kafoury, Kristin Eberhard, Liz Dupee, Portland Commissioner Amanda Fritz, Juan Carlos, and Multnomah County Commissioner Sharon Meieran.