League of Women Voters examines money and politics

The League of Women Voters of Connecticut’s Fall Conference explores “Follow the Money: Money and Politics in Connecticut.” A panel discussion will take place Saturday, Oct. 22, from 9 to 12:30, at Norwalk Town Hall, 125 East Avenue, Norwalk. The event includes a Q&A session from the audience.

Panel members are:

  • Shannon Kief, legal program director, Connecticut State Elections Enforcement Commission.

  • Mark Pazniokas, investigative journalist; Capitol Bureau chief, Connecticut Mirror.

  • Cheri Quickmire, executive director, Common Cause, Connecticut.

  • Christopher Mattei, attorney, Koskoff Koskoff & Bieder; former chief, Financial Fraud and Public Corruption, U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of Connecticut.

The panel moderator will be Elsa Peterson Obuchowski, a member of the League of Women Voters of Norwalk.

“The Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision opened the floodgates for dark money,” a press release from the League said. “Taking a practical approach, panelists will discuss the impact of Citizen’s United on Connecticut’s Citizen Election Program, ways the electorate can push back on dark money in politics, and resources that can aid in following the money.”

Admission is $20 up to Oct. 17, and $25 thereafter. The student rate is $10. Register online at http://conta.cc/2dPo4CB or by phone at 203-288-7996.