Past Event

Why Public Financing Works with Bob Edgar and Nick Nyhart

Thu, Nov 12 2009 - 6:30pm

Why Public Financing Works

Bob Edgar, President/CEO, Common Cause
Nick Nyhart, President/CEO, Public Campaign

As health care and other industries spend millions per day on lobbying in Washington, the Supreme Court stands poised to declare a law forbidding campaign contributions by corporations and labor unions as unconstitutional. Heading a coalition dedicated to reform big special-interest campaign spending, Edgar and Nyhart state that public financing works and explain how it can shift power and strip lobbyists of their most powerful weapon. 

Location: SV Community Foundation, 2440 W. El Camino Real, Suite 300, Mountain View
Time: 6 p.m. check-in, 6:30 p.m. program
$9 members, $15 non-members