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Dark Money: Poison of American Democracy
July 21 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Senator SHELDON WHITEHOUSE, Dark Money: Poison of American Democracy from the Climate Crisis to Voter Suppression and the Supreme Court
Wednesday, July 21
4 – 5pm PDT
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Join Blue Wave Brigade, The Grimke Group, Persist Brooklyn, and the United Democratic Headquarters for the next, terrific installment of our exciting new Civic Conversations Series! We’re beyond thrilled to be joined by U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island—an authority on the dangers of Dark Money and a giant in the fight for Climate Resiliency! He’ll be with us to answer questions about Dark Money and its hold on American Democracy, as well as what we can do about it as activists. If you’d like to submit a question for the Senator, we’d love to hear from you! We will send a form for question submission after you’ve RSVPed!
Sheldon Whitehouse has earned a reputation in the Senate as a fierce advocate for progressive values and a thoughtful legislator capable of reaching bipartisan solutions. He has been at the center of efforts to rebuild our nation’s infrastructure, overhaul federal education policy, reform the criminal and juvenile justice systems, protect Americans from toxic chemicals in everyday products, address ocean plastic waste, and respond to the opioid crisis.
Representing the Ocean State, Whitehouse plays a key role in crafting policies addressing climate change and environmental protection. He has worked to enact bipartisan measures to reduce carbon pollution and boost America’s clean energy economy.
The senator is an outspoken champion for accountability and transparency. To counteract the corrosive effects of special interests in our democracy, Whitehouse has championed efforts to root out dark money from our elections and make Congress and the courts accountable to the American people.
A graduate of Yale University and the University of Virginia School of Law, Whitehouse served as Rhode Island’s U.S. Attorney and state attorney general before being elected to the Senate.