Join us this week at the Lounge for another captivating policy discussion! We dive into the issue of campaign and election financing, an important topic affecting the state of our democracy. We look through some of the legislative and judicial history around this issue leading up to the Citizens United case. How was the first amendment used in this case? How did the changes from this ruling affect campaign finance policy as well as transparency in our elections? In addition, we compare how elections are financed in other countries around the world and look for options moving forward.
Given that it is a heavy topic, our bartender Marky J brought some Hopslam beers all the way from Kalamazoo, MI!