Money in Politics: Why It Matters

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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.

Invited Panelists

Corinne Wood
Former Illinois Lt. Governor; Director of CHANGE Illinois!; LWV-LFLB member

Peter Bensinger
Vice Chair of CHANGE Illinois; President of Bensinger, DuPont & Assoc.; former Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Agency

Cindi Canary
Political reformer; founder and previous Executive Director of Illinois Campaign for Political Reform; former Executive Director of LWVIL

David Morrison
Policy advisor to Illinois Campaign for Political Reform

Amy Loprest
Executive Director, New York City Campaign Finance Board

Mike Petro
Executive Vice President, Committee for Economic Development, Washington, DC

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