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East Bay "Democracy for America" Meetup Message Board › MONEY MONEY MONEY - and a Heart

MONEY MONEY MONEY - and a Heart

Janet Stromberg, ...
JanetinBerkeley
Berkeley, CA
East Bay DFA Meetup

Wednesday, February 11

MONEY MONEY MONEY MONEY - it's all about the money (and who gets a heart)

Rockridge Library

5366 College Avenue
Oakland, CA 94618

6:30 Pizza and Comedy Central

7:00 Program

RSVP: http://dfa.meetup.com/78/calendar/9440369/­

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Join us to hear Daniel Newman, Executive Director of maplight.org­ as he follows the money path of how a bill becomes a law (or is thwarted) in California and in the US Congress

"MAPLight.org, a groundbreaking public database, illuminates the connection between campaign donations and legislative votes in unprecedented ways. Elected officials collect large sums of money to run their campaigns, and they often pay back campaign contributors with special access and favorable laws.

"This common practice is contrary to the public interest, yet legal. MAPLight.org makes money/vote connections transparent, to help citizens hold their legislators accountable."

"MAPLight.org government transparency tools provide journalists, bloggers and citizen activists with hard data to hold legislators accountable."

PLUS

Lisa Leff, Associated Press Reporter, on Proposition 8 funding transparency

AND

Japhet Els, of ChangeCongress.org­

The bipartisan Fair Elections Now Act was offered last Congress, to create an incentive for politicians to run people-powered campaigns. What's in this Bill? Can it pass? Find out more at our Meetup.

Speaking of PEOPLE POWERED CAMPAIGNS - We'll hear the latest on our own HILARY CROSBY's quest to become CONTROLLER (like Treasurer) of the California Democratic Party and what her win would mean for you.

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Our ACTION ITEM is a Valentine Special, you won't want to miss it.

RSVP: http://dfa.meetup.com/78/calendar/9440369/­

United we Meetup,
Aaron, Janet S., Tara, Frances, Eden, Vince, Edwin, Joan, Sean, Janet F, Mark and Norman
Your DFA Meetup Team
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