Election Reform Conference - Friday, April 4th in Ann Arbor

Reclaim Our American Democracy (ROAD) invites you to a one-day conference on Friday, April 4th to explore the oversized role of money in politics, and what can be done about it.

The conference features presentations by state and national experts on money in politics, workshops on progressive election reforms and a strategizing panel led by current and former Michigan legislators.

The conference will be held at Cleary University, 3601 Plymouth Road in Ann Arbor. The day's events begin with on-site registration at 8:30 a.m.

Presenters include:

Jocelyn Benson, Dean of Wayne State University Law School, on the legal framework of campaigns and elections.

Rich Robinson, executive director of the Michigan Campaign Finance Network, on Michigan, the Dark Money Capital of American Politics.

Josh Silver, director of Represent.Us, with the keynote address on Political Power and Building a Movement for Victory.

Ian Vanderwalker, of the Brennan Center for Justice, on Citizen Financed Elections: A Small Donor System

• State Reps. Jeff Irwin of Ann Arbor and Jim Townsend of Royal Oak, and former Michigan Sen. Alma Wheeler Smith, on state prospects for reform.

In addition to ROAD, event co-sponsors include Common Cause of Michigan, Sierra Club - Michigan Chapter, Move to Amend, Michigan Election Reform Alliance and the Michigan Campaign Finance Network.

Hard copy registration form is attached to this announcement, or you can register online at michiganelectionreform.org. If you would like to order an optional box lunch, you need to register by Monday, March 31st.

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