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Big Money & Politics: A BRIC Community Town Hall

Apr 8, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

| Free

Join Brooklyn Independent Media for a live broadcast of our next town hall. In Big Money & Politics: Can Your Voice Count? on April 8 at 7pm. This town hall will take a look at the inequality created when wealth holds almost all the power to make policies that affect us all.

From candidates beholden to donors to elected officials tailoring legislation to please moneyed interests, political corruption is becoming so commonplace that it is hard for voters to feel they can make a difference. A ballot is cast and the elected official goes to work, but the system in place makes can make the vote seem like pennies compared to funding from big donors and corporations.

Is there a way for the average citizen to have a say in a pay to play system? How do we approach changing the policies that pit community voice against big money?

Panelists:
Letitia James (Public Advocate for New York City)
Zephyr Teachout (Fordham Law Professor / former NY Gubernatorial Candidate)
Al Vann (former NY State Assemblyman and City Councilman)
Dick Dadey (Executive Director of Citizens Union)
Doug Henwood (Economics Journalist / Author)
Ted Alexandro (Comedian / Political Activist)

Moderator:
Brian Vines (Senior Producer / Brooklyn Independent Media)

Join the conversation and be heard. Send your questions to the panelist via social media using #BHeard and they may be answered live during the broadcast.

Details

Date:
Apr 8, 2015
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:
Website:
http://bricartsmedia.org/events/big-money-politics-can-your-voice-count-a-community-town-hall

Venue

BRIC House
647 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217 NY United States + Google Map