Free Speech For People

in partnership with  

Democracy North Carolina 
The Institute For Southern Studies
North Carolina Voters For Clean Elections
Southern Coalition for Social Justice
and the American Constitution Society law student chapters at Duke Law School,
NCCU School of Law, and UNC School of Law

This special forum entitled “Money In Politics as a Civil Rights Issue”,  was hosted at the Hayti Heritage Center in Durham, North Carolina.

 Big money interests increasingly dominate our election process and threaten the basic promise of American democracy: political equality for all.  Like the poll tax of the past, today’s campaign finance system operates as a barrier to equal and meaningful participation in the political process.  This special forum will address the question of money in politics from a
civil rights perspective.

WHEN: Thursday, October 15, 6:30-8:30 pm

WHERE: Hayti Heritage Center, 804 Old Fayetteville St., Durham, NC 27701
(approximately 15 minutes walking distance from NCCU)

Speakers Include:

Nicole Austin-Hillery of Brennan Center for Justice
North Carolina Supreme Court Justice Cheri Beasley
Professor Guy-Uriel Charles of Duke Law School
Chris Kromm of the Institute for Southern Studies
North Carolina State Senator Floyd McKissick, Jr.

This conversation was moderated by Bob Hall, Executive Director of Democracy North Carolina.

Please contact Melissa Kromm with any questions at [email protected]