Money, Politics and Democracy
Move To Amend vs. The Enormous Influx of Money into Pollitics
Meeting # 3,266 - Jack Altschuler will make a "presentation focused on the influx of enormous sums of money into politics. We’ll explore the strange path of Supreme Court decisions that allowed that to happen and the corrosive effect that has on democracy. Finally, we’ll talk about today’s efforts to bring better balance to campaign financing and to democracy. Jack Altschuler, leadership workshop and keynote speaker for Fully Alive Leadership©, will present Money, Politics and Democracy, focusing on:
How we got here - A brief summary of legislation designed to reign in big money influence and the court ruling that trumped it all, giving corporations the same status as individual citizens.
What we have now - Ever-increasing political power in the hands of corporations and a very few extremely wealthy individuals. That has given us contorted elections, national stagnation so that our problems get worse instead of being solved, and the undermining of trust in government and democracy itself.
What we can do – A summary of activities in Illinois, other states and the Congress to level the political playing field for all Americans.
NOTE: This issue has nothing to do with party affiliation or right versus left. This is strictly a non-partisan conversation about America."