"Assessing the Relationship Between Money in Politics and Free Speech Under the
First Amendment"
National Issues Forum:
Sunday, January 24 -  3 to 4:30 p.m.
Falls Church Community Center - 223 Little Falls Street
Keynote speaker: Tara Malloy, Deputy Executive Director, 
 The Campaign Legal Center

Ms. Malloy litigates a wide range of campaign finance and election law cases in state and federal  court, and has expertise in campaign finance, lobbying, and congressional ethics issues. Malloy has spoken at conferences and events nationwide on election law and has appeared as a legal expert on various news programs, including on MSNBC, PBS and NPR.

The forum will explore whether all or some political activity should constitute free speech  protected under the First Amendment in contrast to the Supreme Court's rulings to allow unlimited spending in candidate elections that entirely discount any danger from any undue influence other than quid pro quo corruption. 

What is the proper balance between the First Amendment interests of candidates, donors, independent spenders, and issue advocates and the public interest in equitable  competition among candidates for office, preventing corruption and undue influence, and enhancing voter participation? The public is invited.

Come Join the discussion...Democracy is NOT a Spectator Sport

Questions? Contact: Bob Crowe, Programs, LWVFC
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