Zephyr Teachout Speaks on Corruption in the 2016 Election
League of Women Voters is bringing campaign reform activist Zephyr Teachout to Cleveland on November 5 and 6 to speak on the history of corruption in the United States from its founding to the present day. Teachout will examine the various issues surrounding corruption from their constitutional origins through the Citizens United ruling, and expose the sources of power behind it.
Teachout will deliver two lectures during her visit. Both lectures are free. On November 5, she will speak at 7:30 p.m. at the West Shore Unitarian Universalist Church, 20401 Hilliard Rd. in Rocky River. At noon on November 6, she will speak at the Cleveland Marshall College of Law, 1801 Euclid Avenue in Cleveland. The Cleveland Marshall lecture will take place in the Faculty Conference Room, LB60 Conference Room, and 1 free CLE credit will be available. Space is limited at Cleveland Marshall, so call or email Patricia Donovan 216-687-5280, email@example.com to reserve your place.
Teachout is the author of "Corruption in America: From Benjamin Franklin’s Snuff Box to Citizen’s United"(Harvard University Press, 2014). In addition to serving as associate professor of law at Fordham University, she was the first national director of the Sunlight Foundation, a non-partisan nonprofit organization that uses open data, policy analysis, and journalism to make government and politics more transparent. In July 2015, Teachout was appointed chair and CEO of Mayday PAC, a crowd-funded non-partisan Super PAC promoting campaign finance reform. Teachout is a graduate of Yale University and received her law degree and M.A. in political science from Duke University.
Teachout’s visit is co-sponsored by League of Women Voters of Greater Cleveland Education Fund with funding from the Joan Hirsch Fund, The Bay Village Chapter LWVGC, West Shore Social Action Committee, and the Cleveland Marshall College of Law. For more information, see http://lwvgreatercleveland.org/events/zephyr-teachout-corruption-in-the-2016-election/ and http://lwvgreatercleveland.org/events/zephyr-teachout-hot-topic-forum/.
Susan Murnane is a legal historian, author, and former tax lawyer.