On May 7, the Brennan Center for Justice, a New York City-based public policy institute, hosted a panel discussion co-sponsored by Democracy on money in politics, the subject of Democracy‘s centerpiece symposium in the Winter 2013 issue. The panel featured Lawrence Lessig of Harvard’s Safra Center for Ethics, Heather C. McGhee of Demos, Trevor Potter of the Campaign Legal Center, and Jacob Hacker of Yale University. Nick Penniman of the Fund for the Republic and Ian Simmons of the Foundation for Civic Leadership also gave remarks. The Brennan Center’s own Michael Waldman moderated and Democracy editor Michael Tomasky offered a brief introduction.
The Winter 2013 symposium in the journal, “Everyone’s Fight: The New Plan to Defeat Big Money,” featured philanthropists, political leaders, and advocates discussing their best ideas on how to place political reform at the top of the progressive agenda. The symposium was made possible in part by the Foundation for Civic Leadership.