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New Approaches to Big Money in Politics

Join the Berkeley Forum, in association with CALPIRG, for a discussion with Congressman John Sarbanes (D-MD), Congressman Jerry McNerney (D-CA), Congressman Jared Huffman (D-CA), and Congressman Mark Desaulnier (CA-11) on the corrupting role of money in politics

The event is open to the public. Please see the information below for more details.

Event Overview

Date: Friday, March 20, 2015
Time: 11:30 a.m. (see below for more details about Admission)
Location: B100, Blum Center for Developing Economies

Event Description

Congressmen John Sarbanes, the lead sponsor of the Government by the People Act, and Jerry McNerney, State Senator Loni Hancock, Sierra Club SF Bay Director Michelle Myers, and a student member of CALPIRG will discuss their efforts in the fight to get big money out of politics. We want to invite students, community organizations, activists, and elected officials to participate in a discussion with the Congressman about what we can do at the local level to reclaim our democracy. The Government by the People Act is a powerful campaign finance reform bill that CALPIRG and other organizations around the state and country are working to build support for, and it has over 140 cosponsors in the current House of Representatives.


This event is open to the public. Entry to the event will be open to ticketholders and a limited number of walk-ins. Walk-ins are strongly advised to arrive early to maximize their chance of being admitted. Our standard event policies apply. What follows is an overview of the admissions timeline. It may be subject to revisions as the event approaches. Seating in the venue is first-come, first served.

10:30 a.m.  Event Admission Opens for Ticket Holders
10:45 a.m.  Admission Opens for Walk-Ins (Limited Seating)
11:30 a.m.  Admission Closed (No Late Seating)
11:35 a.m.  Event Begins

Tickets can be reserved below, or through Eventbrite.

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Note on Tickets

Tickets are non-transferable. While you may purchase a ticket on someone's behalf, their name must be listed on the ticket. All attendees will be asked to present a Valid ID at the venue that matches the name on the ticket.