Friday March 18 at 10 a.m.
LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS – DOWNEAST PRESENTS
Whose Democracy Is It?
Wealth and Income Inequality, Money in Politics
Continuing The Democracy Forum Series on Community Radio WERU-FM
(89.9 Blue Hill and 99.9 Bangor or online at weru.org)
EAST ORLAND, ME – On Friday, March 18, the League of Women Voters Downeast, in cooperation with Community Radio WERU-FM, will present the latest in their series of on-air programs, The Democracy Forum. The March 18th broadcast, titled “Whose Democracy Is It,” will feature two special guests: Tony Corrado, Senior Fellow of Governance at the Brookings Institution and Professor of Government at Colby College is an renowned expert on campaign finance. Mark Schmitt is a respected journalist and Director of the Political Reform Program at New America who writes frequently on the consequences of money in politics for The New York Times, The New Republic, American Prospect, and others. The program will air Friday, March 18, from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. on 89.9 Blue Hill and 99.9 Bangor.
“We can have democracy in this country, or we can have great wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we can’t have both,” according to Associate Justice Louis Brandeis
Was Justice Brandeis right? Does the influence of big, corporate money pose an ongoing threat to political equality in our democracy? Does it matter? Listen as our two guests discuss this issue, and call in during the last half hour with your questions.
The Democracy Forum is an ongoing series highlighting current topics in participatory democracy. This is our second program in this 2016 season. Each third Friday of the month will feature a new topic relating to the health of our democracy.
The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy. Membership in the League is open to men and women of all ages. Founded in 1920, it is one of America’s most trusted grassroots organizations. For more information go to: www.LWVME.org.