Stronger Parties, Stronger Democracy: Rethinking Political Reform
The Brennan Center for Justice presents:
Stronger Parties, Stronger Democracy
Rethinking Political Reform
Wednesday, October 14
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. Registration & Lunch
12:30 p.m. Program
National Press Club
529 14th Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20045
National Political Reporter, The Washington Post
Commissioner, Federal Election Commission
President, Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies
Senior Counsel, Brennan Center for Justice
Political parties are a core ingredient of representative democracy, but in the age of super PACs there are serious questions about whether organized parties can still provide the many democratic benefits they have traditionally furnished to our political system. Today’s climate calls for new thinking about ways campaign finance law can be used to divert money back to the parties, without exacerbating the risk of corruption or further stratifying our already unequal politics. A new Brennan Center Paper, “Stronger Parties, Stronger Democracy: Rethinking Reform,” offers a set of proposals for doing so.
Join us for a candid and engaging discussion about how strengthening the parties can boost electoral participation and in turn, produce a more transparent and inclusive democracy.