Local Campaign Finance Reform

March 21, 1997
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Lost in all the noise of the campaign finance scandals in
Washington are the efforts of hundreds of grassroots organizations
nationwide that are fighting to expose and reduce the influence of
private money on political campaigns.

Over the past several days, we’ve gone to different parts of the
country to hear what grassroots groups are doing to challenge the
role of money in politics.

Today we’re joined by Scott Douglas, the Executive Director of the
Greater Birmingham Ministries. The Alabama-based group provides
direct services to low-income people and, in recent years, it has
begun to take an active role in campaign finance issues.

GUEST: SCOTT DOUGLAS, the Executive Director of the Greater
Birmingham Ministries, an Alabama-based advocacy group that
provides direct services to low-income people.


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