February 16, 2010
by Bradley Center
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A complete, edited transcript is now available of the February 16, 2010 panel co-hosted by Hudson Institute's Bradley Center for Philanthropy and Civic Renewal, the Alliance for Justice (AFJ), the Center for Lobbying in the Public Interest (CLPI), and OMB Watch, entitled
Nonprofits Divided over Citizens United?
Tuesday, February 16, 2010 - 12:00 to 2:00 p.m.
Hudson Institute - Betsy and Walter Stern Conference Center
1015 15th Street, NW - Suite 600
Washington, DC 20005
This event was broadcast on C-SPAN; the video can be viewed in the C-SPAN archives by clicking here.
When the Supreme Court handed down its long-awaited decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission on January 21, President Barack Obama warned that it gave a “green light to a new stampede of special interest money in our politics. It is a major victory for big oil, Wall Street banks, health insurance companies and the other powerful interests that marshal their power every day in Washington to drown out the voice of everyday Americans.” Other observors claimed that the decision simply opened the door for greater participation by a wider variety of parties in the exercise of their First Amendment rights.
On Tuesday, February 16, Hudson Institute's Bradley Center, along with the Alliance for Justice (AFJ), the Center for Lobbying in the Public Interest (CLPI), and OMB Watch, brought together a panel of experts to discuss these and other questions. Panelists included ALLISON HAYWARD of the George Mason University School of Law, the Alliance for Justice's ABBY LEVINE, CLETA MITCHELL of Foley & Lardner, and CLPI's LARRY OTTINGER. Additional commentary was provided by BOB EDGAR of Common Cause. Bradley Center Director WILLIAM SCHAMBRA moderated the discussion.
Program and Panel
Registration, lunch buffet
Welcome by Hudson Institute's WILLIAM SCHAMBRA
ALLISON HAYWARD, George Mason University
ABBY LEVINE, Carnegie Corporation of New York
LARRY OTTINGER, Center for Lobbying in the Public Interest
CLETA MITCHELL, Foley & Lardner
with additional commentary by
BOB EDGAR, Common Cause
Transcript and Further Information
The event transcript was prepared from an audio recording and edited by Krista Shaffer and Ben Palmer. To request further information on this event or the Bradley Center, please contact Kristen at (202) 974-2424 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hudson Institute's Bradley Center for Philanthropy and Civic Renewal aims to explore the usually unexamined intellectual assumptions underlying the grantmaking practices of America’s foundations and provide practical advice and guidance to grantmakers who seek to support smaller, grassroots institutions in the name of civic renewal.
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