Capital Research Center Panel: Rethinking the Impact of the Citizens United Decision
February 28, 2018 11:00 AM
Location: Murrow Room
The Citizen United Decision:
How Has It Changed the Flow of Funding
to American Politics?
February 28, 2018 | 11:30am - 1:00pm
(Doors open at 11:00am)
National Press Club (Murrow Room)
529 14th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20045
(Metro Center Station)
Join leading practitioners and experts in political and public-policy giving to discuss an unprecedented study of the ways that the Supreme Court’s controversial Citizens United decision has (or has not) affected big-dollar giving in three distinct areas: direct campaign contributions; funding of SuperPACs and other independent groups that were boosted by Citizens United; and donations to traditional 501(c)(3) public policy groups like think tanks.
The study from the Capital Research Center will be discussed by its lead author, Michael E. Hartmann, Director of the Center for Strategic Giving at CRC and previously a top staffer at the large, center-right Bradley Foundation in Milwaukee. He will be joined by Gara LaMarche, who leads the Democracy Alliance, the largest left-of-center donor group in America, founded by George Soros; Abby Levine, Director of the Bolder Advocacy initiative at Alliance for Justice, and David Keating, President of the Institute for Free Speech, the nation’s largest organization dedicated solely to protecting First Amendment political speech rights, and “the man who invented the SuperPAC,” according to Time magazine. William A. Schambra, a Senior Fellow at the Hudson Institute, where he has served as director of its Bradley Center for Philanthropy and Civic Renewal, will moderate the event.
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