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Monday, October 16

6:15 p.m. Doors Open            6:30-7:15 p.m. Speaker Presentation            7:15-8:00 p.m. Q&A


Church of the Epiphany, 4900 Nathan Lane N, Plymouth, MN 55442


How Getting Big Money out of Political Campaigns Can Bring

Transparency and Accountability back to Elections


dean-phillipsA renowned businessman, philanthropist, and now candidate for Congress in Congressional District 3, Dean Phillips has pledged not to take special-interest or PAC money for his campaign, relying solely on individual donors.  In so doing, he has become intimately familiar with how campaign finance is a key factor for both campaigning and legislating.

“The connection between campaign contributions and legislators’ behavior and votes has never been more clear-cut,” Phillips says. “The average citizen is hardly represented in Congress anymore, and the average citizen can’t run for office without access to big dollars from special-interest groups.  That’s not democracy."

Because of the anticipated size of the audience, there will be no beverages or desserts.

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MN's Leading Election System

With Secretary of State Steve Simon


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Listen to Secretary of State Steve Simon's excellent presentation on MN's outstanding election system emulated by many other states at the Think Again Brooklyns forum January 19, 2016.  Secretary Simon includes ways in which it can be improved, and he explains why it is important to vote.  He concludes with a quote from a tee shirt:  "Failure to vote is not an act of rebellion.  It is an act of surrender."

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How Oregon Became the Easiest Place to Vote in the US

By Lornet Turnbull
YES! Magazine
October 8, 2016


In January, Oregon became the first state in the country to begin automatically registering eligible citizens to vote when they obtain or renew their driver's licenses or state IDs, completely shifting the burden of voter registration from the individual to the government. 

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