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Monday, September 29, 1997 FULL SHOW | HEADLINES | NEXT: Italian American Internment
1997-09-29

Campaign Finance Reform

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The Senate finally opened Friday a long-awaited debate on campaign finance reform. The McCain-Feingold bill aims to ban open-ended donations — so-called soft money contributions — to political parties by corporations, labor unions and wealthy individuals.

Guests:

  • Jodie Silverman, the communications director of Public Campaign, a non-profit working to get special interest money out of campaigns by promoting public financing of elections. For more information, call 202-293-0222.
  • Derek Cressman, the campaign director for the democracy project of the US Public Interest Research Group, an advocacy group based in Washington, DC.

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