Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Amping Up to Make Middletown a Leader in Campaign Finance Reform!

Update: Don't miss tonight's event at the Russell Library!  ConnPIRG and the Connecticut League of Women Voters present: Taking Back Democracy: People-Powered Solutions

ConPIRG, the Connecticut Public Interest Research Group, along with the CT League of Women Voters, is sponsoring two events to inform the public about the effort to get big money out of politics and to discuss campaign finance reform at all levels.

1) Grassroots Action Meeting: Middletown Campaign Finance Reform
Come learn more about and get involved with ConnPIRG's Democracy for the People campaign right here in Middletown! Take action, brainstorm, and help curb the influence of big money in politics!


WHEN: Sunday, April 3rd at 3PM

WHERE: It's Only Natural Restaurant, 606 Main Street Middletown CT

2) ConnPIRG and the Connecticut League of Women Voters present Taking Back Democracy: People-Powered Solutions

Join ConnPIRG and the Connecticut League of Women Voters to support democracy and civic participation! We'll demonstrate support for getting big money out of politics and for ensuring everyone’s voices are heard equally. We'll also discuss campaign finance reform efforts on the local, state, and national level!


WHEN: Wednesday April 13th, 6:30PM

WHERE: Russell Library, Hubbard Room. 123 Broad Street, Middletown CT

SPEAKERS:
Mayor Daniel Drew
Meghan Hassett, ConnPIRG Organizer, "Democracy for the People"
Michael Brandi, Administrator of the Citizen’s Election Program
Elona Vais, CT League of Women Voters, “Citizen’s Election Proud”
Video statement by Senator Blumenthal
Congressman Larson’s Press Secretary, Amanda Schoen

TOPICS:

Small donor empowerment programs on the local level: NYC, New Haven, Seattle, multiple Maryland counties, as well as our work in Middletown



State-level work: the CT Citizen's Election Program, our recent victory in Maine

National efforts: the Government By the People Act and Fair Elections Now Act, Democracy Awakening


Invite friends, family, and colleagues! RSVP by emailing or calling/texting
Meghan Hassett, ConnPIRG Organizer

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