At our last meeting, we had a great conversation about campaign finance, an issue that has become increasingly pressing over the past three decades. Since 1985, the amount of money spent on elections by campaigns and outside groups, as measured by the Federal Election Commission, has grown more than 550%. The trend of increasing campaign spending is occurring on both the state and federal levels. In 2012, New York State politicians spent more than $141 million on their campaigns. In the ongoing Presidential Election, candidates and super PACs have raised nearly $1.5 billion.
Are increasing campaign finance costs a cause for concern? And how should libertarians approach the issue? Come to our meeting on Wednesday, September 21st, to discuss your thoughts and opinions. The meeting is scheduled for 8:00-9:00pm in Hamilton 503. Pizza pies and refreshments will be served.
Additionally, this week, Voting Week is bringing Ralph Nader to campus. The author and activist will be speaking on Monday, September 19th, about democracy and student participation. The event will be held in Lerner 555 and will last from 12-2pm.
Check out the event here: https://www.facebook.com/
And book your tickets here: https://m.ovationtix.com/pr/