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Citizens United: One Year Later, How Has the Supreme Court's Decision Changed U.S. Politics?

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Citizens United: One Year Later, How Has the Supreme Court's Decision Changed U.S. Politics?

Time: January 20, 2011 from 7pm to 9pm
Location: First Church in Jamaica Plain UU, 6 Eliot Street (Across from the monument)
Event Type: discussion
Organized By: Liz W.
Latest Activity: Jan 13, 2011

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Speakers: John Bonifaz and Renee Loth

 

One year ago, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down theruling, Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, potentially alteringthe political landscape for years to come. Join us for a discussion withveteran journalist Renee Loth of The Boston Globe and pioneering legal advocateJohn Bonifaz, co-founder of Free Speech for People. What has been the impact ofthe Citizens United decision?  Howdid it effect the 2010 mid-term election in terms of money, advertising andoutcomes? What can we expect in the 2012 Presidential election? What aremechanisms to strengthen self-government and democracy in light of the CitizensUnited decision?

 

Renee Loth is veteran journalist with The Boston Globe. Since 2000,she has been Editor of The Globe's Editorial Page. She has also served as TheGlobe's political editor and written for the Sunday magazine.

 

John Bonifaz is the co-founder and Director ofFree Speech for People, a non-partisan campaign to strengthen self-governmentand democracy in America by reversing Citizens United v. FEC and corporaterights doctrines that unduly leverage corporate economic power into politicalpower.

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