Restore Democracy 12/23

It is not difficult to find worthwhile articles by trusted sources on the issue of money influencing democracy. A few examples are provided below. We recommend that you see and hear directly, participate in Q & A/Discussion and consider how to engage to restore democracy. Inform others. Share/post. rsvp:  info@njppn.org

 Attend film screening of new documentary film "Pay2Play"- guest speakers Bill Schluter and  Roy Cho. 

When:  January 15, 2015 (Thursday)

Time:    7:30pm-9:30pm with social/refreshments at 6:30pm

Place:   Wilson Auditorium/Dickinson Bldg @ Fairleigh Dickinson University Hackensack, NJ, 140 University Plaza/Temple Avenue off Hackensack Avenue South

 

When:   January 14, 2015 (Wednesday)

Time:     7:30pm-9:30pm

Place:    Unitarian Church, Church Street, Montclair, NJ

 

Op-ed by former Republican State Senator Bill Schluter  in the Trenton Times about initiative and referendum and using it for reform including for money in politics http://www.nj.com/opinion/index.ssf/2014/11/opinion_initiative_and_referendum_is_not_all_good_or_all_bad.html#incart_river  Schluter will be guest speaker at the 1/15/15 NJPPN screening of film "Pay2Play".

Rep. Derek Kilmer (D-Wash.) introduced the "Close the Floodgates Act" to rollback the massive increase in party limits passed in the omnibus: "Slipping a provision into a must-pass government funding bill that multiplies ten-fold the amount that wealthy donors can contribute to political parties is exactly why folks hold Congress in such low regard

From the Brennan Center: A new study on pay-to-play found that companies making campaign contributions specifically to members of the Senate Finance Committee and House Ways and Means Committee experienced lower and more consistent tax rates over time.  Attend the January 15th film screening of P2Play, 7:30pm Wilson Auditorium/Dickinson Building, FDU's Hackensack campus off Hackensack Avenue South.

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