National Press Club

Campaign Boot Camp 2014: Money 101

Campaign Boot Camp 2014: Money 101

March 17, 2014 9:30 AM

Location: Zenger Room

To kick off a series of programs throughout the year focused on issues that reporters covering the 2014 campaigns will face, experts on campaign finance on March 17 will map out the complicated landscape money travels to influence voters today.

The program, presented by the Regional Reporters Association, the National Press Club Journalism Institute and the club's Professional Development Committee, will cover:

  • What are the differences between candidate accounts, leadership accounts, joint fund-raising committees, super PACs, 501c3s, 4s and 6s, and 527s?
  • Who can give to whom, and who can't?
  • Who must disclose donors, and when, and who doesn't?
  • What is coordination and why is it important?
  • Which types of committees have limits and which don't?
  • What role can national and state party committees legally play?
  • When attack ads appear in a race you are covering, where can you find out who is paying for them?
  • What changes to the rules are on the horizon from thr FEC, the IRS and Supreme Court?

The program will be run by Paul S. Ryan of the Campaign Legal Center and Kathy Kiely of the Sunlight Foundation, with Herb Jackson of the Bergen Record moderating

The program is open to the public and will run from 9:30 through 11 a.m at the National Press Club. Registration is required below.

For More Information On This Event, Contact:

Nicole Hoffman