New title for the Open Democracy Book Club!

Welcome back to the Open Democracy Book Club.  We will have our first gathering of the new year on January 17, 2023 to discuss Democracy Vouchers by Tom Latkowski.  Spoiler alert, our own Executive Director Olivia Zink was interviewed for this book!

Author Tom Latkowski will join us for the first half hour (to be interviewed by Olivia this time).  There will be time for Q&A from attendees and then we will split off into separate groups to discuss the book, coming back together for the last portion to summarize.

Rep. Russ Muirhead will also join us to to talk about his 2023 bill submitted relative to campaign contributions and expenditures.

We hope you will be able to join us by RSVP'ing below! 

About Democracy VouchersFrom city halls to the halls of Congress, big money dominates American politics. Despite widespread support for reform, even basic attempts to address the problem have been defeated. As a result, American politics has gotten stuck, with even popular reforms like raising the minimum wage, mitigating climate change, and preventing gun violence seeming impossible.

A bold new plan being piloted right now could provide a way forward. The idea is simple: The government gives everyone “democracy vouchers” that they can donate to candidates of their choice. If candidates opt-in, they can accept and redeem vouchers for public money to fund their campaign. In 
Democracy Vouchers, Tom Latkowski shares everything you need to know to start championing this transformative campaign finance system in your city and state.

About the author: Tom Latkowski is an expert on state and local campaign finance. As a policy organizer at the Democracy Policy Network, Latkowski authored a policy kit on city and state democracy voucher programs. An advocate for public financing, Latkowski is the cofounder of Los Angeles For Democracy Vouchers, an organization working to end mass exclusion from the campaign finance system in Los Angeles.

  • Print length: 128 pages
  • Print date: July 26, 2021
  • ISBN: 9781737590309
  • ISBN-10: 1737590301

Available in paperback ($6.00) from Gibson's Book Store, Water Street Books, Toadstool Bookshops or your favorite retailer.

Also available on Kindle from Amazon.

January 17, 2023 at 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Online via Zoom
Paul and Elizabeth Levy Joe Bagshaw Larry Taylor Chris Salmon Michael Goodman Catherine Bushueff Madeline Shapiro Thomas Oppel Mark Wisan Grace Krokosz Susan Richman Bob Perry Sally Simpson Morris Gordin Jim Bridgerton Gil Brand Elizabeth Gilmore Dan McMillan Alfrieda Englund Paula Casey Suzanne Daulerio Ann Garland Jeffrey Dickler Lisa Jones Janet Ward Joan Divor Ken Bundy Fred Robinson Jean Johansson Amira Mansour Kacey Wiles Kralicek Emily Esther Thompson Sue Nastasi John Zavgren Neil Himber Ellen Farnum Corinne Dodge Susan Orkin Jennifer Fajman Bev Cotton Doreen Desmarais Kate Coon Olivia Zink Ken Barnes

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