Big money, dark money: The threat posed to our democracy by media consolidation and secretly-funded elections
Featuring the former Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, Dr. Michael Copps.
Co-sponsored by Common Cause North Carolina.
Few developments in modern America pose a greater threat to the health of our democracy than the rapid consolidation of media corporations and the equally speedy demise of voter-funded elections. Increasingly, control of both our telecommunications infrastructure and our political campaigns rest in the hands of a comparatively tiny (and sometimes-overlapping) group of super-wealthy individuals and corporations.
For decades, Michael Copps has been battling these destructive trends and advancing common sense solutions – first as a longtime staff person in the U.S. Senate, then as Assistant Secretary of Commerce, and, from 2001 to 2009, as one of five commissioners of the Federal Communications Commission.
Don’t miss this important opportunity to hear from this incredibly knowledgeable voice of reason on these critically important subjects.
When: Thursday, February 21 at noon – Box lunches will be available at 11:45 a.m.
Where: Center for Community Leadership Training Room at the Junior League of Raleigh Building, 711 Hillsborough St. at the corner of Hillsborough and St. Mary’s Streets).
Cost: $10 – includes box lunch.
Space is limited – pre-registration required.
Questions?? Contact Rob Schofield at 919-861-2065 or firstname.lastname@example.org.