Your ballot is in. Most of the races have been called. The TV screen is political ad-free again. But it’s a different world out there for voters since the 2010 Citizens United decision and other massive campaign finance rule changes.
This Saturday, join in conversation with Sightline Executive Director Alan Durning and KIRO Radio’s Dave Ross in an event hosted by the League of Women Voters (LWV) of Seattle-King County, “Buying the Ballot Box: Elections, Money, and the Media Post-Citizens United.” The event is a fundraiser to support the many ways the League provides valuable, nonpartisan information to voters during election season and beyond.
- When: Saturday, November 8, 2014, 5:30 p.m.
- Where: Town Hall Seattle, 1119 Eighth Ave, Seattle, WA (map)
- Refreshments: Wine & hors d’oeuvres
- Tickets: $75, available online or by sending a check to the LWV Seattle-King County Office
Questions? Contact LWV at 206-329-4848 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Great that he is doing public outreach on this, but the price is steep. How about setting up a Google Hangout connection to it, to a local library, so the hoi polloi can participate? (and maybe let them tweet a few questions)
It wasn’t Sightline’s event, so we had no way to invite you digitally. But the League hired a videographer. We’re posting it momentarily.
Hi, Student. Find the video here. Thanks for your interest.
The state/local democrats here don’t rely on Citizens United to tax the least well off people. They float sales tax hike propositions for transit. The rich corporations that benefit from the added bus service pay for the campaign. That is the model that has worked to give us the most regressive state/local taxing structure in the country, and it predates Citizens United by decades (it goes back to the Municipality of Metropolitan Seattle bus tax measures). Alan and Dave won’t talk about THAT kind of money in politics at this event though!