Hammer Forum

Democracy for Sale: How to Make Elections About Candidates and Issues

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With more money than ever pouring into political campaigns, how do we ensure that average citizens have a voice and that candidates represent people and not money? Bob Edgar, former congressman and head of Common Cause, the nation’s leading advocate for campaign finance reform, and Jessica Levinson, director of political reform at the Center for Governmental Studies, join us to offer alternatives to money-driven political campaigns.

Public programs are made possible, in part, by a major gift from Ann and Jerry Moss.

Additional support is provided by Bronya and Andrew Galef, Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelley, an anonymous donor, the Hammer Programs Committee, and Susan and Leonard Nimoy.

This ongoing series of timely, thought-provoking events addresses current social and political issues.
Hammer Forum is moderated by Ian Masters, journalist, author, screenwriter, documentary filmmaker, and host of the radio programs Background Briefing, Sundays at 11AM, and The Daily Briefing, Monday through Thursday at 5PM, on KPFK 90.7 FM.

Hammer Forum is made possible in part by Bronya and Andrew Galef.