River Valley Action hosts “Follow the Money: How big money influences our elections and public policy,” Wednesday, August 8, from 7-8:30 p.m. in Peter O’Neill Hall at Guardian Angels Church in Oakdale.
Big money may be exciting on a game show, but it’s a problem our democracy. From the Citizens United Supreme Court ruling to flawed campaign finance laws to groups like ALEC, citizens are seeing the negative impact that big money is having on our elections, public policy, and civic dialogue. Guest panelists include Tom Horner, 2010 Independence Party candidate for governor, State Senator John Marty and Beth Hawkins, journalist from MinnPost. The discussion will be moderated by former Minnesota House Minority Leader, Matt Entenza. Get an in-depth look at the issues during the give and take with our expert panelists and find out what you can do to turn the tide.
Guardian Angels Church is located at 8260 4th Street North, Oakdale, MN 55128 (I-94 & Radio Drive). This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.