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Money in Politics Consensus Meetings

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Tuesday, January 12, 2016, 6:30 p.m.
Harlem Road Community Center
4255 Harlem Road, Amherst 14226

Wednesday, January 13, 2016, 12:30 p.m.
LWVBN League Office
1272 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo 14209

We've scheduled two consensus meetings, one in the afternoon and another in the early evening. Choose the one most convenient for you.

It's January in Western New York. We'll welcome you at the beginning of each meeting with hot coffee, cocoa and cookies.

The consensus questions are included in the December/January Voter or you can download here. Please bring them with you !

Part I addresses the goals of campaign finance regulation in terms of democratic values. Part II relates to the extent to which First Amendment protections like free speech and freedom of the press should apply to various speakers and activities in the campaign finance context. Part III concerns itself with the methods of campaign finance regulation.

We spent most of 2015 studying the issues around Money in Politics and its First Amendment implications. Lawrence Lessig joined us by video at our summer picnic and Zephyr Teachout came in person on Constitution Day in September to share their MIP concerns. Now it is our time to join local Leagues throughout the country to give the national League the tools it needs to take action on the critical issue of Money in Politics on our behalf. This is how democracy works in our organization!

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