Money & Politics: How Clean Elections Can Change the Face of Elected Office

Date: 10/23/2008
Time: 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Location: The Puck Building, The Rudin Family Forum for Civic Dialogue, 2nd Fl.
295 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10012-9604  map

Hosted by the Wagner Women's Caucus and Democracy Matters along with the Alliance of Latino & Latin American Students(ALAS), the Students of African Descent Alliance (SADA), and the Wagner Policy Alliance (WPA).

Did you know that minorities account for only 14% of all U.S. Congressional seats? And that women make up only 15%, and have only ever held 29 governorships throughout the country, even though they account for over half of the general population? The Wagner Women's Caucus and Democracy Matters are proud to present an evening of engaging dialogue on campaign finance reform and changing the face of elected office.

Panelists will address how and why so called "clean elections" can aid women and minorities in their quest for elected office. The event will be followed by a reception where guests and panelists can network and discuss their own experiences with campaigns, politics, and government.

- Laura MacCleery, Deputy Director of the Democracy Program at the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University - Joan Mandel, Executive Director, Democracy Matters