Threats to Transparency: Problems with Money in Politics Disclosure and Proposals for Improved Access to Information

Where: American Bar Association
John Marshall Conference Room, 5th Floor
1050 Connecticut Ave. NW

When: Thursday March 20, 2-5pm

Sunshine Week, with its much-needed spotlight on the state of transparency in government and politics, is nearly here! And not a moment too soon since meaningful access to information (i.e., searchable, sortable, downloadable) and effective disclosure rules continue to elude us on a number of fronts. And, increasingly, moneyed interests, their hired lobbyists and dark money donors are wielding influence from the shadows. Significant changes to campaign finance may result from an upcoming Supreme Court decision, but what kind of oversight and enforcement can we expect from the FEC?

Please join the Center for Responsive Politics as we host a Sunshine Week discussion on "Threats to Transparency: Problems with Money in Politics Disclosure and Proposals for Improved Access to Information.” The event will be held 2-5pm, Thursday, March 20, at the American Bar Association. Panelists will include experts on money-in-politics from the ABA, the Bright Lines Project, Campaign Legal Center, Center for Public Integrity, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, Covington Burling and the Center for Responsive Politics, as well as journalists from CQ Roll Call, The Hill and the Washington Post.

Please also join us after the discussion for a wine and cheese reception!

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