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Morris-Essex Chapter: Money Control of Politics: The Broken American Promise and How to Fix It

Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 07:30 PM
CONVENT OF SAINT ELIZABETH in Morristown, NJ

The Morris-Essex chapter of the North Jersey Public Policy Network presents…

 

Money Control of Politics:

The Broken American Promise and How to Fix It

 

Thursday, April 28, 2016

7:30pm – 9:30pm

 

CONVENT OF SAINT ELIZABETH

2 Convent Rd *

Morristown, NJ 07960

 

The Citizens United decision has led to an unprecedented influx of money in our elections, causing a shift of political power away from ordinary citizens and toward the large money donors. Witnessing growing governmental dysfunction and the non-responsiveness of elected officials, too many Americans no longer trust the political process. Our democratic system includes powerful mechanisms for repair, but fixing the broken American promise will require concerted citizen action.

 

Speakers:

 

Timothy K. Kuhner is associate professor of law at Georgia State University and author of Capitalism v. Democracy: Money in Politics and the Free Market Constitution. He will discuss how the Supreme Court went wrong in applying a market-based analysis to the political sphere of our Constitution, and how this has caused the effective transformation of our form of government from a democracy to a plutocracy.

 

Jeffrey D. Clements is president of American Promise, co-founder of Free Speech for People and author ofCorporations are Not People: Reclaiming Democracy from Big Money and Global Corporations. He will speak to how the political transformation has resulted in major legislative changes that benefit special interests rather than the public interest, and how this can be remedied by passage of the 28th amendment and other citizen action.

 

SEATING IS LIMITED


Nobel Prize Economist Joseph E. Stiglitz, who spoke May 11, 2015 at North Jersey Public Policy Network.

The Great Divide: America's Growing Income Inequality from NJPPN on Vimeo.

Rootstrikers Professor Lawrence Lessig, a regular at NJPPN, TED Talk Remix by Jordan Harrison

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