[Green Party:] The People’s Lobby: forum on corporate money in US politics & election reform, Apr. 13 at the Nat’l Press Club in DC

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CONTACT Jennifer Sullivan, 352-683-3151, greencat9@juno.com

The People’s Lobby: Forum on the influence of corporate special
interest money on public policy and the erosion of US democracy,
Tuesday, April 13 at the Natioanal Press Club in Washington, DC

WHEN: Tuesday, April 13, at 7 pm

WHERE: 529 14th Street NW, Washington, DC (map:
http://www.press.org/directions.cfm)

REFRESHMENTS will be served

WASHINGTON, DC — In honor of Thomas Jefferson’s 267th birthday, the
Green Party of Florida and the People’s Lobby Coalition for Public
Funding Only of All Elections will hold a forum on the influence of
corporate lobbies on US elections. The forum will take place at the
National Press Club (http://npc.press.org) in Washington, DC, at 7 pm
on Tuesday, April 13, 2010.

The speakers will discuss ‘Money Morality’.and the effect of corporate
money on health care, energy, the economy, treatment of the poor, and
other major issues, with an analysis of military expenditures in light
of campaign contributions from defense contractors.

“We’ll talk about the correlation between the influence of the 13,000
special interest lobbyists and our elected officials’ voting trends in
relation to these issues. And we’ll propose necessary changes to our
election system to restore democracy,” said Jennifer Sullivan,
organizer of the event.

The event is open to the public, with doors opening at 7 pm.
Admission is free for all members of the media with proper ID.
General admission is a suggested donation of $10.00 or $15.00 per
couple; no one will be turned away.

Refereshments will be served, with a variety of selected hors
d’oeuvres, house specialty dips, gourmet chips, beverages, and a cash
bar.

Guest speakers at the forum:

• Dr. Margaret Flowers, Congressional Fellow for Physicians for a
National Health Program (http://www.pnhp.org), advocate for
single-payer national health care, from Maryland

• Jesse Johnson, chair of the West Virginia Mountain Party
(http://www.mtparty.org), twice-nominated candidate for the US Senate,
the only third-party candidate to receive an endorsement from the
Sierra Club in his 2008 race for Governor of West Virginia, and
filmmaker (http://www.mtparty.org/nominations/2004/jesse/bio.html)

• Pat LaMarche, weekly columnist for the Bangor Daily News
(http://www.bangordailynews.com), 2004 vice-presidential nominee of
the Green Party of the United States, and advocate for the homeless

• Head-Roc, Hip-Hop artist and community organizer
(http://www.head-roc.com), from Washington, DC

• Jennifer Sullivan, regional representative of the Green Party of
Florida (http://www.floridagreens.org) and coordinator of The People’s
Lobby

More speakers will be announced soon.

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