A Panel Discussion on McCutcheon and Citizens United Supreme Court Decisions PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Dino Leone   
Thursday, 22 May 2014 15:13
Moderated by Jim Mertens, WQAD
Thursday, MAY 29th
7PM - 9PM
Rogalski Center, St. Ambrose University
518 W. Locust St., Davenport, IA
Quad City Coalition for Democracy is holding a forum to discuss how recent Supreme Court decisions on campaign finance are affecting politics in America.
PANELISTS:
Ed Broders, President, Iowa ACLU
Christopher Whitt - Political Science, Dept., Augustana College
Ken Sagar, President, Iowa Federation of Labor, AFLCIO
Ian Russell, Partner, Lane & Waterman LLP
Sixteen states, including Illinois, have formally demanded that Congress take action to amend
the US Constitution to undo the US Supreme Court’s decisions in McCutcheon and Citizens
United. Close to 600 towns, villages, cities and counties have also made the ask. During the
first weeks of March in New Hampshire, forty-seven town meetings called for a constitutional
amendment. In early April, thirteen Wisconsin communities voted overwhelmingly to call on
their elected representatives to begin the amendment process. The US Senate will vote this
year on a proposed constitutional amendment.
How have these decisions affected politics in our community? Is money the equivalent to free
speech? Do corporations and unions have same rights as natural born citizens? These and
other questions will be addressed by our panel of speakers. We hope you will join us for
what’s sure to be an engaging discussion on the hottest topic of our time: money in politics.
FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
More info: Tracy Leone at 309-738-3196
IA4Democracy.org
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