Sep 18
An Informed Citizenry: Broadening the Campaign Finance ‘Media Exemption’ to Include Nonprofit Communications

  September 18, 2017, 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

  John Locke Foundation, 200 W. Morgan Street, 2nd Floor, Raleigh, North Carolina 27601

Although the traditional news media and nonprofit social and civic organizations serve the similar, and similarly vital, role of informing the public about the most salient issues of our time, they are treated very different under federal and state campaign finance laws.  This presentation will explore that different treatment and make the case that communications about public issues should be protected as broadly as possible – by policymakers and under the First Amendment.

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