Money in Politics Consensus
Tuesday, January 12, 2016, 6:30 p.m.
Harlem Road Community Center
Harlem Road, Amherst 14226
Wednesday, January 13, 2016, 12:30 p.m.
LWVBN League Office
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
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!