Panel discussion Thursday, March 27, 7:00 pm
Gorton Community Center, 400 E. Illinois Rd., Lake Forest
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Since the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision, the amount of money spent in campaigns has risen dramatically. In 2012, more than $3.5 billion was spent across the country on Congressional races alone, with Illinois' 10th Congressional District race ranking among the most expensive at over $7 million. All indications are that 2014's race for the 10th District will far outstrip 2012 in spending.
Campaign finance reform is a nonpartisan issue with widespread backing. The League at all levels has been advocating for campaign finance reform for decades. LWV-LFLB is partnering with the Washington, DC-based Committee for Economic Development in hosting "Money in Politics: Why It Matters" on Thursday, March 27, 2014, 7:00 p.m. at Gorton Community Center. The panel comprises both local and national experts who will discuss how corrosive pay-to-play politics is to our democracy.
Space is limited, so please register now by completing the form below. Refreshments will be served.
Former Illinois Lt. Governor; Director of CHANGE Illinois!; LWV-LFLB member
Vice Chair of CHANGE Illinois; President of Bensinger, DuPont & Assoc.; former Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Agency
Political reformer; founder and previous Executive Director of Illinois Campaign for Political Reform; former Executive Director of LWVIL
Policy advisor to Illinois Campaign for Political Reform
Executive Director, New York City Campaign Finance Board
Executive Vice President, Committee for Economic Development, Washington, DC