Attend the Democracy In Motion Speaking Tour in New York

Join Us as We Travel New York to Build Momentum for State Legislation to Get Voters IN and Money OUT

Learn about nationwide efforts to pass a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, take democracy off the auction block, and preserve constitutional rights for people — not corporations. We are building momentum for the Fair Elections Act to level the playing field in New York elections. A hard fought struggle to pass this legislation may be coming to a head at the end of November. Learn what you can do to help!

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Itinerary

Albany: Tuesday, November 13, 6 - 8 p.m.,1st Lutheran Church, 181 Western Ave.

Syracuse: Wednesday, November 14, 12 - 1 p.m., Syracuse University, Jabberwocky Cafe

Rochester: Wednesday, November 14, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m., Perinton Community Center, 1350 Turk Hill Rd, Fairport

Buffalo: Wednesday, November 14, 7 - 9 p.m., Burning Books, 420 Connecticut St.

Ithaca: Thursday, November 15, 1 - 2 p.m., Cornell University, 226 Weill Hall

New York City: Thursday, November 15, 7 - 9 p.m., NYU School of Law, Vanderbilt 210

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