For Immediate Release To Mark Watergate's 40th Anniversary, Common Cause to Convene Watergate figures, policy experts, reformers, journalists to explore lessons learned and their resonance today

Posted on March 12, 2013

Forty years after the Watergate scandal exposed the corrupting power of secret money and tested America's commitment to the rule of law, Common Cause is convening a two-day conference beginning tomorrow to examine Watergate's lessons and their relevance to 21st century American politics.

The "Lessons of Watergate" conference will feature major Watergate era figures, policymakers, journalists and political reform advocates, with group discussions and breakout sessions geared to using our past to navigate today's challenges. All sessions will be held at the National Press Club.

Please click here to view the full program.

The keynote speeches will be live-streamed here.

All sessions of "The Lessons of Watergate" conference are open to print, broadcast and online coverage. Advanced registration is required. Click on the "Register Today!" button and fill-out the conference registration form. Media please use "press2013" in discount box to waive conference fee.

Common Cause is a nonpartisan grassroots organization dedicated to upholding the core values of American democracy. We work to create open, honest, and accountable government that serves the public interest; promote equal rights, opportunity, and representation for all; and empower all people to make their voices heard in the political process.

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