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A Disaster for Democracy (and what you can do about it)

The Orange County Progressive Democrats have organized a forum this Sunday to discuss the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling Citizens United v. FEC. The decision allows corporations to spend unlimited amounts of money on elections with general treasury funds and is expected to bring even more special interest money into the political process.

Sunday’s forum will discuss the Constitutional and legal background of the ruling and current reform efforts that are being undertaken in response.

What: The Supreme Court Decision: A Disaster for Democracy

Where: Carrboro Century Center (100 N. Greensboro St., Carrboro)

When: Sunday, April 11: 4-5:30

Who: Gene Nichol, UNC Law Professor and Director of the Center on Poverty, Work, and Opportunity; Chase Foster, Director of NC Voters for Clean Elections

For more information email jacksanders@nc.rr.com.

***You can view a video from NC Policy Watch’s forum on the ruling at the beginning of March. Brenda Wright, Director of the Democracy Program at Demos and national election law expert, was the featured speaker.

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