Washington, D.C. – In 1906, a Montana newspaper wrote, “The greatest living issue confronting us today is whether the corporations shall control the people or the people shall control the corporations.” Over a century later, America is grappling with the aftermath of the Supreme Court’s devastating Citizens United v. FEC decision as well as an electoral system that is inundated with money and rigged in favor of wealthy interests over working Americans.
In Montana, Gov. Steve Bullock (D) has been waging a quiet war on money in politics, as he believes that the government belongs to the people, not the corporations. As governor, Bullock formed a bipartisan coalition to pass one of the most progressive campaign finance laws in the country. As the state’s attorney general, he led the first challenge against Citizens United all the way to the Supreme Court.
Please join the Center for American Progress on Tuesday, June 5, for a speech from Gov. Bullock as he discusses new efforts to shed light on political spending designed to influence government.
Bullock will discuss the role that money plays in politics and its effects on polarization, political discourse, and U.S. politicians’ long-term ability to govern. He will highlight recent measures that he has taken to combat this trend in Montana, which can offer lessons for the country to reform its own political discourse while making elections honest, open, and representative. Bullock will take questions at the end of the program.
Press are welcome to RSVP by following this link.
Neera Tanden, President and CEO, Center for American Progress
Gov. Steve Bullock (D-MT)
Tuesday, June 5, 2018
12 p.m. – 1 p.m. EST
Center for American Progress
1333 H Street NW, 10th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20005
A light lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m.
For more information, please contact Sam Hananel at email@example.com or 202.478.6327.