The basic promise of American democracy—political equality for all—is endangered by the big money interests in our elections. Today’s campaign finance system operates as a barrier to equal and meaningful participation in our political process. Money in politics is a civil rights issue, and this Thursday we are starting a dialogue in North Carolina.

If you are in or around the Durham, North Carolina area, we invite you to join us for this special forum, entitled “Money in Politics as a Civil Rights Issue,” hosted at the Hayti Heritage Center.

WHAT: “Money In Politics As A Civil Rights Issue”

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)

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

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 will be moderated by Bob Hall, Executive Director of Democracy North Carolina.

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