Stream or download our Democracy Exchange on money in politics
Thank you to everyone who joined us for our Democracy Exchange on money in politics, super PACs, and alternatives to big money spending, in particular public financing in New York. In addition, we would like to send a huge thank you to our moderator Karen Hobert Flynn of Common Cause, and our speakers, Trevor Potter from Campaign Legal Center (Gerry Hebert of CLC was unable to join the call), and Karen Scharff of Citizen Action New York.
Karen Hobert Flynn kicked off the call with a brief introduction to the landscape of money in politics, after which Trevor Potter gave some further insight into Super PACs, Citizens United, and how a recent state court decision in Montana could roll back some of the impact on recent Supreme Court decisions. Karen Scharff spoke about Citizen Action New York’s upcoming push for public financing of campaigns at the state level in New York. Currently a matching funds system has allowed for a more diverse city council in New York City, and such a mechanism could be beneficial to the whole state. The speakers were followed by a question and answer session.
Stay tuned for upcoming Democracy Exchange calls, which will be announced in the next couple of weeks.