RESTORING DEMOCRACY: THE ROLE OF MONEY AND POLITICS
The eyes of the nation will be on Denver the week of October 3rd as the University of Denver hosts the first presidential debate. Join the American Sustainable Business Council, Americans for Campaign Reform and Common Cause for a roundtable discussion on Campaign Finance and the impact of Citizens United v. FEC on the 2012 elections. Explore what can be done to increase accountability in our democracy.
Tuesday, October 2nd
8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Holland & Hart LLP
555 17th Street, Suite 3200
Denver, CO 80202
Colorado Secretary of State, Scott Gessler
Larry Noble, President and CEO of Americans for Campaign Reform (former General Counsel to the FEC)
Bob Edgar, President & CEO, Common Cause
Richard Eidlin, Policy Director of the American Sustainable Business Council
John Zakhem, Attorney, Zakhem Law
Michael Carrigan, Partner, Holland & Hart LLP and Chair, University of Colorado Board of Regents
The large amounts of special interest money flooding our political system this elections cycle is corrosive to our ideals as a representative democracy, and contributes to the partisan polarization that prevents our leaders from addressing the nation’s most pressing challenges. Solutions include campaign finance disclosure, small donor citizen funded elections, and state level efforts such as Colorado’s Amendment 65 initiative that will be before voters in November.
For more information, contact: Richard Eidlin, American Sustainable Business Council, 303-478-0131