Innovative Solutions to Money in Politics
January 22, 2015
Although money has always been a driver in the electoral process, the Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United opened the floodgates for corporations and the wealthiest special interests to spend more freely. Join Portland City Club and Common Cause for a lively discussion on how unfettered money has changed the political landscape and what we as Oregonians can do to make sure our voices are heard.
Portland Screening of Pay2Play
January 21, 2015
PAY 2 PLAY follows filmmaker John Ennis’ quest to find a way out from under the Pay 2 Play System, where Politicians reward their donors with even larger sums from the public treasury -- through contracts, tax cuts, and deregulation. Along the way, he journeys through high drama on the Ohio campaign trail, uncovers the secret history of the game Monopoly, and explores the underworld of L.A. street art on a humorous odyssey that reveals how much of a difference one person can make. PAY 2 PLAY: Democracy’s High Stakes is the layman’s guidebook to taking back our democracy.