Big Money vs. Grassroots Democracy: Empowering Citizens to Take Back Their Government
Congressmen John Sarbanes, D-Md,. and David Price, D-N.C., will discuss legislative solutions to the influence of big money in politics. Sarbanes and co-sponsors have introduced the Grassroots Democracy Act, seeking to limit the influence of big funders on congressional campaigns. Price's Empowering Citizens Act (ECA) would reform the system of public financing primarily for presidential elections. Prof. Gunther Peck will moderate. A reception at 4:30 in the Sanford Lobby is also open to the public. Event parking is available in the Bryan Center Visitor Lot.