Weekend Voices 1/05/08

Executive Producer: Amy Browne

Contributing Producer: Marge May

Topic: The second in a series of election coverage specials produced in conjunction with the League of Women Voters of Maine, and hosted by Ann Luther, Co-President of the League of Women Voters of Maine. Today the topic is finance reform. Overview of federal election financing and current trends. How does money affect election outcomes? Does the top spender always win? What’s the background on campaign finance regulation? What kinds of campaign finance reform are possible and desirable? What are the arguments against campaign finance reform? How would public funding work? Where do reformers go from here?

Laura MacCleery, Deputy Director of the Democracy Program at the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU.

John Rauh, founder and still serves as president of Americans for Campaign Reform – Just $6 which is a non-partisan grassroots organization that supports Public Funding of all federal elections.

FMI: www.lwvme.org