Wednesday, April 07, 2010


Special presentation on corporate money in politics and how it will influence Hawaii campaigns—April 12, don’t miss it

by Larry Geller

Mark your calendar for this special event, addressing the recent Supreme Court ruling unleashing corporate money in campaigns. This is taken from a Voter Owned Hawaii announcement.

Called the worst Supreme Court decision since the "Dred Scott" case, the U.S. Supreme Court recently decided to allow corporations to spend unlimited amounts of money on political advertisements.

Join us next Monday, April 12 as local experts discuss the implications of this decision in Hawaii (details below -- for neighbor island folks, we will be airing the program on PEG tv for Oahu and it should be available online, so just contact us if you'd like us to notify you when it's up).

Please click here to see a video and ask Hawaii legislators to tell the federal government to take action!


Corporate Money in Politics: How Citizens United v. FEC will Impact Hawaii's Campaigns

WHEN:       Monday, April 12, 5:30 PM

WHERE:    State Capitol Auditorium, basement floor

Join us to learn about this landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision, the impacts on our campaign finance laws and electoral process, and the implications for democracy in Hawaii and beyond. Our expert speakers are:

* Avi Soifer, Dean, UH William S. Richardson School of Law
* Barbara Wong, Executive Director, Campaign Spending Commission
* Derek Cressman, Regional Director of Western States, Common Cause
* Chad Blair, Reporter, Peer News
* Moderator: Beth-Ann Kozlovich, Hawaii Public Radio

This event is FREE, and pupus and drinks will be provided. It is co-sponsored by Common Cause, HI; Americans for Democratic Action, Hawaii Chapter; League of Women Voters; and Progressive Democrats of Hawaii 

We hope to see you there!  Please call us if you have questions 457-8622.


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