Event: Action group forms to take on “dark money”

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Forward Kentucky

(Via press release from Together Frankfort)

Together Frankfort invites citizens to a Dark Money Action Group meeting on Thursday, December 2 at 7 PM via Zoom.

This action group evolved from the November 3 viewing of the film Dark Money at the Thomas Clark Center for Kentucky History. Those interested in participating are encouraged to register through the Together Frankfort website. Citizens who cannot participate in the upcoming meeting, but wish to join the Dark Money Action Group and participate in future events, can register through the same link. The meeting, which will be recorded, will be available to subscribers of Together Frankfort's YouTube channel.

The movie DARK MONEY examines one of the greatest present threats to American democracy: the influence of untraceable corporate money on our elections and elected officials. The film takes viewers to Montana — a frontline in the fight to preserve fair elections nationwide — to follow an intrepid local journalist working to expose the real-life impacts of the US Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision. The Sundance award-winning documentary, directed & produced by Kimberly Reed, uncovers the shocking and vital truth of how American elections are bought and sold.

During 2017, Together Frankfort conducted a year-long examination of dark money in politics. Interested citizens are encouraged to learn more about these 2017 forums on dark money, through the organization's website, www.togetherfrankfort.org.  The website includes the following links to reports on the events:

  • A meeting with Kentucky's 3rd District Congressman John Yarmuth, who has sponsored legislation to address the issue of dark money;
  • A guided discussion of Jane Meyer's book, Dark Money;
  • Presentations from national organizations working to address money in politics, through congressional action, including proposals for a Constitutional amendment, and;
  • A panel discussion with presenters from several national and regional organizations, who have worked to address money in politics.

For more information about Together Frankfort, find us on the web at www.togetherfrankfort.org, on Facebook, and on Twitter at @Togethr_Frnkfrt .


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