Watch the debate between Andrew Romanoff and Mike Coffman from October 6, 2014.
Book Signing and Community Forum with David Cobb and Jeffrey Clements
Join these two leaders of the American “Pro-Democracy Movement” as they discuss the devastating impact that “Corporate personhood” has on our small “d”/ small “r” democratic republic, and what WE THE PEOPLE can do to take back the political power that has been stolen from us by Global Corporations and the moneyed elites.
Clements’ book Corporations are NOT People: Reclaiming Democracy from Big Money and Global Corporations will be available for purchase and signing.
Monday, October 27, 2014, 7:00—8:30 p.m.
The Mercury Cafe (Upstairs)
2199 California Street
Denver, CO 80205
Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Light food and beverage service will be available. Admission is FREE.
A big win for clean money in Montgomery County, Maryland
Earlier this week, the Montgomery County, MD Council unanimously passed legislation creating a small donor matching system for county council and county executive elections.
The details of the new funding system are spelled out here, but the key elements are that candidates for local county offices in Montgomery County, Maryland who refuse campaign contributions from PACs, corporations, and unions, can receive public funds that match small donations from individuals. For example, a $25 contribution will be matched with $150, for a total of $175 for the campaign.
This kind of system can help level the playing field for candidates who refuse PAC money.
Lunch with the Incoming President and CEO of Common Cause, Miles Rapoport
Thursday, October 16, 11:30am - 1pm
1370 Grant Street
Denver, CO 80203
You are invited to a luncheon with incoming Common Cause President and CEO Miles Rapoport. Miles has a long history of working on the issue of money distorting politics, as well as serving in elective office and leading the organization Demos from a small start-up to a major policy research organization.
Learn a little more about him at this link: http://www.commoncause.org/about/staff-directory/miles-rapoport.html
This is a fundraising event to support Colorado Common Cause, but lunch and registration are free. So even if you’d like to come just to learn a little a more about the organization, we encourage you to join us.
While the event is free, an RSVP is required if you plan to attend.
More Info on the forum with Federal Elections Commission Vice Chair Ann Ravel
Thursday, October 9, 7pm
University of Colorado Denver Lawrence Street Center
1380 Lawrence Street
2nd Floor Terrace Room
Ann Ravel - Vice Chair (and incoming Chair) of the FEC
Michael Berry - CU Denver Political Science Department
Will Trachman - Attorney, elections expert
Peg Perl - Staff Counsel, CO Ethics Watch
Stephanie Bor - CU Denver School of Public Affairs
First there will be a panel discussion, followed by opportunities for public comment (2 minutes per person, and you need to sign up that night to ensure your opportunity to speak).
If you plan to attend on next week Thursday, please RSVP with Clean Slate Now by clicking here, if you have not done so already. I will bring t-shirts for anyone interested in wearing one and make sure you are signed up for an opportunity to speak.