Zephyr Teachout to speak on corruption in the 2016 election

League of Women Voters is bringing campaign reform activist Zephyr Teachout to town on Nov. 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 and open to the public. On Thursday, Nov. 5, she will speak at 7:30 p.m. at the West Shore Unitarian Universalist Church, 20401 Hilliard Blvd. in Rocky River. She will speak again at noon on Nov. 6 at the Cleveland Marshall College of Law, 1801 Euclid Ave.

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, however, so call or email Patricia Donovan 216-687-5280, p.e.donovan@csuohio.edu to reserve your place.

Teachout is the author of "Corruption in America: From Benjamin Franklin’s Snuff Box to Citizens United." 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, she 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 LWV Bay Village Chapter, West Shore Social Action Committee, and the Cleveland Marshall College of Law.

susan murnane

historian, legal historian, former tax lawyer, author of Bankruptcy in an Industrial Society: The History of the Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Ohio (Akron University Press, 2014)

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