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).
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.