What is it?
This will be the eighth session of this Roundtable series. And our topic this time - more states, where public funding is already in use.
In case you are not familiar with the Roundtable:
Who should attend?
Those who like discussion and words. We encourage you to come whether you have never heard about public funding of elections, are not sure you agree with the idea, or have been interested in this issue for a long time. It doesn't matter if this is your first time or you have come to other sessions.
Bring a friend and remember, this is non-partisan and a good way to introduce friends to the subject of the flow of money through our election process and its effect on our lives.
Why should I be interested? This process will be fun and enlightening, and there will be different topics each month. The group is small (10-12) by design. We want to make these discussions as effective as possible, and that's where your input is so important!
The goals of the Roundtable are:
1. To learn about our democracy through its election process, specifically the role of the voter/donor and of campaign funding
2. To further understand the role/purpose of the full public funding option for political candidates in Texas;
3. To study, enlarge, update and refine our common knowledge base of the above to inform our own organization and our fellow Texans;
4. To learn to reach out with our information in a way that reduces barriers to comprehension, such as partisan language, use of "jargon", assumptions, "tone" and/or alarmist or extreme language;
5. To find and propose respected sources for data used in our materials.
Not your cup of tea?
Stay involved! We need researchers, house party hosts, website assistance, letter-to-the-editor writers, and membership building and support. These are just some areas for volunteers. Let me know if you want to help in a way not mentioned.
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