McDuffie Holds Roundtable on Public Financing of Elections

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***MEDIA ALERT***

What:

Councilmember Kenyan R. McDuffie (D – Ward 5), Chairperson of the Committee on Government Operations, will convene a public roundtable on the feasibility of converting to a public financing model for elections in District of Columbia.

Various jurisdictions around the country have enacted legislation converting their campaign financing systems to public or quasi-public financing models.  The roundtable will also provide an opportunity for the committee to hear from witnesses on best practices from their jurisdictions and get a better understanding about financing publicly-funded elections.

When:

Thursday, July 11, 2013

11 a.m.

 

Where:

Room 500 of the John A. Wilson Building

1350 Pennsylvania Ave, NW

Washington, DC 20004

Who:

Councilmember Kenyan R. McDuffie, Chair of the Committee on Government Operations

Media Contact:

Darrell Jackson, Communications Director

202.355.4257, djackson@dccouncil.us

AGENDA AND WITNESS LIST

  1. A.                 CALL TO ORDER
  2. B.                 OPENING REMARKS
  3. C.                  WITNESSES

Public Witnesses

  • Rep. Margaret Rotundo*, Maine House of Representatives
  • Rep. Gary Holder-Winfield*, Connecticut House of Representatives
  • Sam Wercinski*, Arizona Advocacy Network
  • Jonathan Wayne*, Maine Committee on Government Ethics and Election Practices
  • Nolan Treadway, ANC Commissioner, ANC 5C07
  • Bob Summersgill, ANC Commissioner, ANC 3F07
  • Dorothy Brizill, D.C. Watch
  • David Schwartzman, D.C. Statehood Green Party
  • Shelley Tomkin, Public Witness
  • Bryan Weaver, Public Witness
  • Jerry Clark, D.C. for Democracy
  • Craig Holman, Public Citizen
  • Shane Larson, Communication Workers of America
  • Joslyn Williams, Metropolitan Washington Council, AFL-CIO
  • Kurt Walters, Public Campaign
  • Susan Anderson, Public Campaign
  • Keshini Ladduwahetty, Public Witness
  • Jesse Lovell, Public Witness
  • Michael Sindram, D.C. Justice for All
  • Karen Hobert Flynn, Common Cause
  • Susan Lerner, Common Cause
  • Matt Nese, Center for Competitive Politics

Executive Witnesses

Ariel Levinson-Waldman, Senior Counsel to the Attorney General, Office of the Attorney General

D.            ADJOURNMENT

 * Witness will be appearing via video conferencing

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