Political Money in the 2012 Election, the 113th Congress, and Beyond

Tuesday, June 18, 2013 - 1:00pm


The Brennan Center for Justice presents:

Political Money in the 2012 Election, the 113th Congress, and Beyond

Tuesday, June 18, 2013
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

The National Press Club
Holeman Lounge
529 14th Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20045


How much money was spent in the 2012 election, and who spent it? What role did small donors play? And how will 2012 shape the politics and policy of the 113th Congress? Please join the Brennan Center and other experts for a half-day symposium on Tuesday, June 18th to examine the last year’s election and a way forward. We will discuss new and innovative policy responses to 2012, how to reduce the influence of the donor class, and increase citizen participation in politics and government.  

Keynote address by
Representative Chris Van Hollen

Representative Van Hollen has kept the campaign finance reform agenda vibrant at a particularly challenging crossroads.  He will discuss his efforts leading the fight for government transparency and accountability as the lead sponsor of the DISCLOSE Act, the lead plaintiff in litigation seeking to hold the Federal Election Commission to account, and a co-sponsor of Rep. David Price’s Empowering Citizens Act.

Other confirmed speakers include:

  • J. Mijin Cha Senior Analyst, Demos
  • Sheila Krumholz Executive Director, Center for Responsive Politics
  • Michael Malbin Executive Director, Campaign Finance Institute
  • Norm Ornstein Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute
  • Trevor Potter President, Campaign Legal Center
  • Fredreka Schouten Reporter, USA Today
  • Ciara Torres-Spelliscy Assistant Professor, Stetson University College of Law

Lunch will be served.


RSVP by filling out the form below or clicking here. If you have any additional questions or concerns, please contact Brennan Center Events Coordinator, Jafreen Uddin, at jafreen.uddin@nyu.edu or 646.292.8345