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Movie and Action Agenda: In Plain Sight: Corruption

Date:
Monday, June 20, 2011
Time:
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Event Type:
Other
Organizer/Author:
ppjc
Location Details:
Fireside room, Unitarian Universalist Church
505 E. Charleston Road
Palo Alto, CA 94306

LAWRENCE LESSIG ON THE DESTRUCTIVE EFFECTS OF CORPORATE CASH IN ELECTIONS

Movie: How is childhood obesity related to campaign donations? With entertaining animated graphics and striking one-word slides, Harvard Center for Ethics Director Lawrence Lessig narrates his new presentation on the crisis in our democracy, illustrating the connection between special interest money and critical policy decisions -- and showing why past promises of reform have gone nowhere. Lessig proposes to save democracy with his novel "Grants & Franklins" project for publicly funded electoral campaigns.

Action Agenda: What can we do about unlimited, anonymous corporate spending on political campaigns? This 40 minute video will leave plenty of time for a real discussion. Nancy Neff will give an update on proposed federal and state laws for disclosure and public campaign funding. There is one with an actual chance of passing: AB 1148, the California DISCLOSE Act, that will show the voters who really pays for political ads.

Nancy Neff is a board member, Northern California Outreach Coordinator, and Palo Alto Area Coordinator of the California Clean Money Campaign, which sponsors the California DISCLOSE Act.

FREE and open to all. Donations requested. Wheelchair accessible.

Presented by Peninsula Peace and Justice Center & the Action Council of the Unitarian Universalist Church.
Added to the calendar on Mon, Jun 13, 2011 5:25PM
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