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Campaign Finance Reform Rally At State Capitol Wednesday

iowa capitolIowa PIRG Releases Comprehensive Data on 2012 Election Spending
to Mark 3rd Anniversary of Citizens United Decision

Iowa Move to Amend  joins with Iowa Public Interest Research Group, Stand For Iowa, and the Iowa League of Women Voters  in bringing campaign finance reform  and the need for a federal constitutional amendment to the Iowa Legislature on Wednesday, Jan. 16th.   Media event featuring Pam Jochum and Jeff Danielson at 2:20pm.

Jan. 14 (Des Moines) – In the wake of the most expensive political campaign season in history, Iowa PIRG will release new, comprehensive data on outside campaign spending in the 2012 election. The report, “Billion-Dollar Democracy,” will include both national and Iowa-specific data on the staggering new role played by outside campaign cash.

Iowa PIRG will be joined by citizen activists from across the state as well as Iowa Move to Amend, Stand for Iowa, and the Iowa League of Women Voters in calling for immediate action on campaign finance reform from Iowa lawmakers. Senators Jeff Danielson and Pam Jochum will speak about their efforts in the past and the need for action this session.

Event Details:

Speakers:    Jeff Danielson, State Senator, Cedar Falls
Kramer McLuckie, Field Associate, Iowa PIRG
Bonnie Pitz, President of Iowa League of Women Voters
Pam Jochum, Senate President, Dubuque

What:        Rally to Reclaim Democracy and release of report “Billion-Dollar Democracy”
Lobby day and press event. We will have charts illustrating the disparity in election spending between super-rich megadonors and average voters.

When:        Wednesday, January 16th @ 2:20 pm

Where:      Iowa State Capitol 1st Floor Rotunda, East Wing

Who:        Hosted by Iowa Public Interest Research Group (Iowa PIRG), Iowa Move to Amend, Stand for Iowa and the Iowa League of  Women Voters

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