Past Event

Must Politics Be A Dirty Business?

Wed, Mar 14 2012 - 6:00pm

Must Politics Be a Dirty Business?

Rescheduled from Tuesday, February 21, 2012
 
Ann Ravel, Chair, California Fair Political Practices Commission; Former U.S. Deputy Attorney General, Torts and Consumer Litigation
Bill Jones, Former California Secretary of State
Susan Kennedy, Former Chief of Staff, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger; Former Executive Director, California Democratic Party
Kirk Hanson, Executive Director, Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, Santa Clara University – Moderator
 
Pundits and politicians alike have expressed concern about the poisonous atmosphere in the 2012 election season. They anticipate ethics charges by candidates against one another, as well as an out-of-control process, including independent expenditures and wild charges that will turn off the public to the point where participation in the electoral process will sharply diminish.
 
How bad has politics gotten at both the state and national levels? What steps can improve and further democratize the election process?  Join the head of the California Fair Political Practices Commission and prominent former elected officials as they discuss whether political campaigns can be ethical or whether ethics and politics are by nature mutually exclusive.

Register by end of day on Thursday, March 8th and get a special $8 rate using the coupon code   specialforpolitics

Location: SF Club Office
Times:  5:30 p.m. check-in, 6 p.m. program
Cost:
$20 standard, $12 members, STUDENTS FREE (with valid ID)            
Also Know: Part of the Charles and Louise Travers Series on Ethics and Accountability