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Event Calendar

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Date & Time        Place        Description
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
7pm
Bloomfield Township Public Library
1099 Lone Pine Road
Bloomfield Township, MI 48302
Keeping the American Promise.
Speakers:
  • Ben Gubits, Associate Director of American Promise - The goal of American Promise is to pass the 28th Amendment to the Constitution to end the tyranny of big money and special interests in our elections and government.
  • Craig Mauger, Executive Director of Michigan Campaign Finance Network - MCFN is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that seeks to shine the brightest light possible on the role of money in Michigan politics. Their website is http://www.mcfn.org.
  • Judy Karandjeff, President, League of Women Voters of Michigan. - LWV's position on Money in Politics: Campaign finance regulation should enhance political equality for all citizens, ensure transparency, protect representative democracy from distortion by big money, and combat corruption and undue influence in government. The League believes that campaign spending must be restricted but not banned. The League supports public financing, full disclosure, abolishing SuperPACs and creating an effective enforcement agency.
Saturday, November 18, 2017
2pm
Baldwin Public Library
300 W. Merrill St
Birmingham, MI 48009
The Facts Matter.
Richard Kimball, president of Project Vote Smart, talks about helping voters defend their right to the facts about those who seek political office. The Facts Matter presentation has four parts and covers the concerns of the Founding Fathers about giving voting rights to citizens; how political ads affect voters; the danger of lies and misinformation; and a practical approach for voters to defend their right to the facts.

Co-sponsored by Baldwin Public Library, League of Women Voters Oakland Area, and Oakland University's Center for Civic Engagement.