[act-ma] Thursday 1/20, Citizens United: One Year Later, How Has the Supreme Court's Decision Changed U.S. Politics? at the JP Forum
lizw at ips-dc.org
Thu Jan 13 09:26:52 PST 2011
January 21 marks the one year anniversary of the landmark Citizens United Decision by the Supreme Court. Join us at the JP forum as we look back at how this decision affected the past election and potential implications on the 2012 presidential election.
Citizens United: One Year Later, How Has the Supreme Court's Decision Changed U.S. Politics?
When: Thursday January 20 at 7:00 P.M
Where: First Church in Jamaica Plain, Unitarian Universalist6 Eliot Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
Speakers: John Bonifaz and Renee Loth
One year ago, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down the ruling, Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, potentially altering the political landscape for years to come. Join us for a discussion with veteran journalist Renee Loth of The Boston Globe and pioneering legal advocate John Bonifaz, co-founder of Free Speech for People. What has been the impact of the Citizens United decision? How did it effect the 2010 mid-term election in terms of money, advertising and outcomes? What can we expect in the 2012 Presidential election? What are mechanisms to strengthen self-government and democracy in light of the Citizens United decision?
Renee Loth is veteran journalist with The Boston Globe. Since 2000, she has been Editor of The Globe's Editorial Page. She has also served as The Globe's political editor and written for the Sunday magazine.
John Bonifaz is the co-founder and Director of Free Speech for People, a non-partisan campaign to strengthen self-government and democracy in America by reversing Citizens United v. FEC and corporate rights doctrines that unduly leverage corporate economic power into political power.
Co-Sponsored by: Alliance for Democracy
For more information, please visit www.jamaicaplainforum.org
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