The Campaign Finance Task Force is in the process of developing a Money in Politics “discussion guide” to be used by Leagues across the country for members and for the public.  We are interested in any outlines and materials you may have used within your League for this purpose that we might share what has been done with others.

Please send outlines and materials that you feel would be useful to Toni Larson at toni.larson@gmail.com

Developing a Common Understanding of the Issues around Money in Politics

What does every League member and citizen need to know to act on Money in Politics issue?

Audience:  League members (to be used to inform League members); Public (to be used by League members to inform the public)

Discussion Guide Outline (tentative)

  1. Introduction
  2. Guide to Toolkit/Discussion Guide
  3. Money in Politics Defined
  4. History of Money in Politics
    1. Timeline Money in Politics (significant historical actions/turning points)
    2. National actions
    3. Specific state actions (to be developed by individual states)
  5. League positions
  6. Various goals of the League of Women Voters US for Money in Politics reform
    1. Ensure transparency
    2. Provide an equitable political process
    3. Reduce government corruption
    4. Advance (Protect) representative process
  7. Problems with current Money in Politics environment
  8. Solutions for solving the problems
  9. Money in Politics reform strategies (ways of implementing solutions)
    1. Legislation
    2. Constitutional Amendment

Please send outlines and materials that you feel would be useful to Toni Larson at toni.larson@gmail.com.