Sheldon Silver. Michael Grimm. It seems as if every time you check your news feed there’s another New York politician being accused of political corruption. And those are just the accusations of the illegal influence of money on politics. When the Supreme Court ruled in Citizens United v. FEC that private corporations and unions were permitted by the Constitution to advertise for or against political candidates, the door to corporate influence on politics was thrown wide open.
In this climate, does your vote even matter? Will your voice be heard?
On Wednesday, April 8, at 7 p.m., BRIC is bringing together politicians, writers, and activists for the latest event in their town hall series, Big Money & Politics: Can Your Voice Count? The free event, to be broadcast live by Brooklyn Independent Media from the BRIC House Ballroom, will “take a look at the inequality created when wealth holds the power to make policies that affect us all.” (more…)