What role do secret donors play in our elections? What about super PACs, whose names often obscure their intent, and whose spending is unconstrained? The public is invited to discuss these issues after viewing the film Dark Money on Saturday, March 30, at the Harlem Road Community Center, 4255 Harlem Road, Amherst NY 14226.
Presented by the League of Women Voters of Buffalo/Niagara, the free program will begin with registration at 12:30 p.m.; the film will be shown at 1:00 p.m. with a discussion of money in politics to follow.
First aired on PBS, Dark Money is an award-winning 83-minute political thriller that depicts how funding from secret, out-of-state sources was used to buy influence with state legislators in Montana, and how a determined investigative journalist exposed their activities.
The program is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided.
Reservations are requested and can be made by sending email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling the League office at 716-986-4898.
The League of Women Voters is a good government organization that encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy. The League never supports political parties or candidates. Membership in the League is open to men and women of all ages. With more than 90 years of experience and 800 local and state affiliates, the League is one of America’s most trusted grassroots organizations.