The DuPage Peace through Justice
Coalition invites you to...
Recent and Upcoming Just Views Programs
Friday, October 9, 2015 at 7:20 pm: Pay 2 Play – Influence Peddling in Political System
Many political candidates
seek support from a small number of wealthy special interests and party
leader campaign chests; many wealthy individuals self-finance their own
campaigns. Once elected, such politicians often reward their large special
interest donors with government contracts, jobs, tax cuts, and deregulation.
With huge and increasing amounts of special interest money in politics,
highly qualified potential candidates seeking funding through small
donations from the general public will be disadvantaged and may not run. In
tonight’s film, John Ennis seeks to uncover and find ways out of this
so-called “Pay 2 Play” system. He follows developments such as: drama on the
campaign trail; impact of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC);
and Supreme Court decisions related to campaign-spending. For film details
and the trailer, go to http://www.pay2play.tv/.
Following the film, we’ll discuss audience reactions and potential solutions such as: Voting; a Constitutional amendment to reverse Citizens United and corporate personhood; Disclosure of campaign contributions; Public financing of elections; Redistricting reform; and Fair/honest/transparent elections. We are inviting relevant groups including Illinois Move to Amend to join us for discussion. We welcome audience participation and all points of view.
Save this Part for Year-Round Reference: 2nd Friday Nights are for Just Views!
Just Views programs start at 7:20 pm,
are sponsored by the DuPage Peace through Justice Coalition and are held
in Naperville IL
at the DuPage Unitarian Universalist Church at 1828 Old Naperville Road
(formerly 4 S 535 Old Naperville Road – new address, same location).
Directions: If coming from east or west on route I-88, exit at Naperville Road onto Freedom Drive. Turn left (East) onto Diehl Road and continue across Naperville Road/Naper Blvd, and then turn left/north at the first street (Old Naperville Road). The Unitarian Church is down one block on your right. Note: For other route options and a map, see church website: www.dupageuuchurch.org . The church phone is 630/505-9408.
Our timely issues programs are nonpartisan, open to the public, and free -- no reservations required. Parking is free, too. Just Views shows great films about matters vital to social and economic justice on the second Friday of each month throughout the year. View and then share views from different vantages with citizens attending and invited resource persons. Each night is a stimulating, informal, stand-alone program. Join the multilogue!
To receive Just Views meeting notices via e-mail, join our new DuPage Peace Through Justice Group on www.meetup.com . You can also find meeting notices and sign up for our Yahoo group on our website at www.DuPagePeaceThroughJustice.org . Please mark your calendars ahead for the second Friday of every month, share these notices, and bring friends! Just Views Director is sociologist Stephanie Hughes 630/ 420-4233. Just Views Associate Director is Carol Tritschler 630/961-0106 Labor Donated -- Please Post -- No Expiration Date
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Assistance to people starting and running Just Views programs in their own areas is to be found at:
Stephanie Downs HUGHES, Ph.D. Consulting Sociologist. UN Envoy. Directs
Just Views*, Diversity Dinners, Candles, and Innovations Associates.
916 Royal Blackheath Ct, Naperville IL 60563-2304 USA 630/420-4233
* Details at DuPagePeaceThroughJustice.org & HumanistsWestOfChicago.org and web search: Diversity Dinners, Servas, IL Ballot Integrity.