Democracy North Carolina , Free Speech For People, The Institute For Southern Studies, North Carolina Voters For Clean Elections, and the American Constitution Society law student chapters at Duke Law School, NCCU School of Law, and UNC School of Law invite you to attend a special forum entitled “Money In Politics as a Civil Rights Issue,” hosted at the Hayti Heritage Center in Durham.
Big money interests increasingly dominate our election process and threaten the basic promise of American democracy: political equality for all. Like the poll tax of the past, today’s campaign finance system operates as a barrier to equal and meaningful participation in the political process. This special forum will address the question of money in politics from a civil rights perspective.
WHEN: Thursday, October 15, 6:30-8:30 pm
WHERE: Hayti Heritage Center, 804 Old Fayetteville St., Durham, NC 27701
(approximately 15 minutes walking distance from NCCU)
Speakers will include:
Nicole Austin-Hillery, Brennan Center for Justice
North Carolina Supreme Court Justice Cheri Beasley
Professor Guy-Uriel Charles of Duke Law School
Chris Kromm, Executive Director of the Institute for Southern Studies.
North Carolina State Senator Floyd McKissick, Jr.
This conversation will be moderated by Bob Hall, Executive Director of Democracy North Carolina.
For more information, contact Melissa Price-Kromm of NC Voters for Clean elections — email@example.com or visit http://freespeechforpeople.org/hayti-civil-rights-forum/.